Probe panel submits report, recommends sack, prosecution of Magu

The presidential panel set up to probe the activities of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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According to TheCable, the panel recommended the sack and prosecution of Mr Magu who took over the affairs of the anti-graft agency in 2015 until his suspension in July.

The report submitted on Wednesday also proposed the immediate appointment of a new head for the EFCC. Mohammed Umar, former director of operations at the EFCC, has been in charge of the commission in acting capacity since he was removed.

Magu is accused of corruption, abuse of office and failing to declare his assets when he assumed office in 2015. He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) and detained for over a week before being released.

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His latest ordeal started when the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, accused him of insubordination among others.

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