The presidential panel probing Mallam Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recommended his sack and prosecution for alleged corruption.
According to an online publication, TheCable, in its exclusive report, the panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, retired president of the Court of Appeal submitted an interim report to President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday where the panel also recommended that Magu should be prosecuted over allegations of corruption and abuse of office.
The suspended EFCC boss is also accused of violating the code of conduct law by allegedly failing to declare all his assets when he assumed office in 2015. It was gathered that the panel also recommended the appointment of a new chairman for the anti-graft agency “without further delay”.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter dated July 3, 2020, had directed the panel to submit its “interim reports to me from time to time”.
Since July 6 when Magu was whisked before the Salami panel,
Since July 6 when Magu was whisked before the panel by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) and officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police in Abuja, former director of operations at the EFCC, Mohammed Umar, has been in charge of the commission in acting capacity