Magu’s Suspension, Probe Won’t Affect EFCC Activities.

The Presidency has opened up on the reasons why the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, was being investigated.
A presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, in an official statement issued on the suspension of Magu, said a series of documented allegations were made against him. All eyes on new EFCC helmsman, Mohammed Umar Buhari suspends EFCC chair, Magu Shehu said there were grounds for a detailed investigation to be conducted, following a preliminary review of the allegations leveled against the acting chairman and several other members of staff of the commission.
He said an investigative panel was therefore constituted in compliance with the extant laws governing the convening of such a body.
He said: “As is the proper procedure, when allegations are made against the Chief Executive of an institution, and in this case an institution that ought to be seen as beyond reproach, the Chief Executive has to step down from his post and allow for a transparent and unhindered investigation.
“The EFCC does not revolve around the personality of an individual, and as such cannot be seen through the prism of any individual.
“Therefore, the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, allows the institution to continue carrying out its mandate without the cloud of investigation hanging over its head. “The EFCC has many good, hardworking men and women who are committed to its ideal and ensuring that the wealth of our country isn’t plundered and wherein there is an act of misappropriation such person(s) are brought to justice.”
Garba, who said Magu was being given an opportunity to defend himself, added that those insinuating that his probe signified the failure of the anti-corruption war had missed the point. “Mr. Magu is being availed the opportunity to defend himself and answer the allegations against him.

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