Embattled former EFCC Boss who is presently detained over corruption charges
- Over N37billion
- 380 Houses
- Oil Vessels, etc
The embattled Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu is seriously having a bad time. Latest information from his ordeal has it that the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel on Wednesday quizzed Magu for hours.
It was gathered that the panel are demanding from the policeman who hitherto headed the EFCC, which is the agency of the federal government that is leading the so-called corruption war in Nigeria to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil. Vanguard newspaper had reported that the probe panel also grilled him on the disposal of assets worth N37 billion under his stewardship.
Magu who was rejected by the then Dr. Bukola Saraki-led National Assembly in the 8th Senate for a damning corruption report on him, which President Muhammadu Buhari ignored is being grilled, following allegations raised against him again by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
The panel started quizzing Magu on Monday after his arrest by detectives in Abuja. On Tuesday, he was grilled on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of seized assets and N504 billion declared by the commission. Both issues are part of the over 20 allegations levelled against the anti-graft agency chairman by the AGF.
A Presidency source had said, on Tuesday, that the probe was an affirmation that nobody under the present administration was above scrutiny. The source had also explained that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss was being done to give him the opportunity to clear himself of the weighty allegations.