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Fayose Reacts To Ibrahim Magu’s Suspension, Reveals What Buhari Govt Must Do





The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News had reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Magu as EFCC Acting Chairman. The suspension is coming at a time Magu is facing a presidential panel since Monday over allegations of corruption.

Sources say Magu may spend the second night in detention as the evidence against him is so overwhelming and he would find it very difficult to deny the evidence. The source added that Magu, who has been in office for over four years, would be sacked as a result of massive evidence against him over alleged corruption to the tune of N1 trillion.


A source who is familiar with the activities of the Presidential investigative panel, says the decision to suspend Magu is in line with international practice in such matters.

The source said, “It is commonsensical that when an investigation of this nature is ongoing, you don’t allow the person being investigated to keep the keys of the office for which he is being investigated.

“This is because if he keeps the keys, there can be a kind of tampering with documents or evidence.


“It is not logical and it is even undemocratic to allow such to happen.”

Meanwhile, moments after the news of Magu’s suspension broke, Fayose took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to demand that the suspended EFCC Acting Chairman must be placed on “Watch List” as the anti-graft agency placed him despite having immunity as a sitting governor.

The former Ekiti State Governor said Magu must be placed on watch-list so that he won’t run away, calling on the “EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force” and others to be on the alert.


Just as Magu directed that I be placed on “Watch-list” even when I had immunity as a sitting gov, Magu too must be placed on watch-list so that he won’t run away. EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force, others, over to you. What goes around comes around,” Fayose tweeted.