The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says Ibrahim Magu’s arrest and suspension as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a “test case to other Fulani people & others who derive joy in looting the public treasury.”
Naija News reports that Magu, who is under investigation by a presidential panel, has spent more than a week at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID). Magu has been detained at the FCID since Monday when he first appeared before the panel.
The suspended EFCC Chairman is being investigated for various properties by the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. According to reports, Magu is being quizzed over 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil.”
It was learned that the Presidential panel requested that Magu accounts for the 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil, as well as the assets worth N37 billion. A source familiar with the development said the probe and interrogation were initiated for Magu to prove his innocence after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN) levelled 20 allegations against him.
The accusation of the Minister of Justice led to Magu’s arrest in Abuja on Monday. Part of the allegations included cash discrepancies after the EFCC realized N539 billion from the sale of seized assets, while the EFCC declared N504 billion, Vanguard reported.
On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the immediate suspension of Mr Magu and appointment of Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the EFCC in a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation.
Reacting to Magu’s travail in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Kanu wrote: “Suspension & removal of Ibrahim Magu is a test case to other Fulani people & others who derive joy in looting the public treasury. Biafrans have the right to leave colonial Nigeria handed over to the Fulani oligarchy.”
Suspension & removal of Ibrahim Magu is a test case to other Fulani people & others who derive joy in looting the public treasury.
Biafrans have the right to leave colonial Nigeria handed over to the Fulani oligarchy.
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) July 13, 2020