Magu sleeps in police cell, further questioning continues today

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spent the night in a police cell at the force headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).


Mr Magu who was intercepted and picked up yesterday was said to have voluntarily honored the invitation of a presidential panel which demanded his immediate presence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Department of State Services (DSS)was reported to have effected the arrest but its spokesman Peter Afunanya denied the claim. The position of the DSS was also reiterated by the EFCC but as the night drew near became clear that the position of the duo has been punctured.

Both Sahara Reporters and the International Centre for Investigative Reporting are reporting that Magu spent the Monday night in a cell at the headquarters of the NPF.


The presidential panel probing the anti-graft czar and reportedly led by a former Court of Appeal judge, Ayo Salami, ordered Magu be kept in a police cell pending the completion of his interrogation for alleged corruption recently levelled against him by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation.

Mr Salami is said to have ordered he be returned for further questioning by 10am today at the country’s seat of power.

Mr Malami had last month accused Magu of misconduct, insubordination and re-looting recovered assets in the fight against corruption. He reported him to President Muhammadu Buhari who is yet to officially act on the report which recommended the sack of the anti-graft boss.

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