Ibrahim Magu has been suspended from office as the acting-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Mr Magu was suspended on Tuesday by the Buhari administration amidst allegations of gross misconduct. The suspension was also confirmed by top officials at the presidency.
The officials, who spoke under anonymity because the matter was still developing and the memo conveying it was yet to be circulated to Mr Magu and other concerned parties, said the next most-senior EFCC official next to Mr Magu was asked to take charge.
But there are concerns that the next official, Ola Olukoyede, the agency’s secretary, has no background as an operative.
This raises the possibility of Mohammed Abba, director of operations, being allowed to take charge because of his background as an operative. Efforts to reach presidential spokepersons, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, on the suspension have not been successful.
Mr Magu was recently accused of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office by Attorney-General Abubakar Malami.
Stemming from Mr Malami’s allegations, Mr Magu was arrested on Monday morning by a police team outside his office in Abuja.
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