BREAKING: How Presidential Panel grilled Magu for 6 hours over 24 allegations

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was grilled by a Presidential Panel in Aso-rock on Monday over 24 allegations of Fraud and Misconduct.

Magu was reportedly picked up by security operatives on Monday afternoon and was swiftly taken to the Presidential Villa to face the panel.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that Magu underwent questioning over a memo by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the EFCC chairman of a cocktail of offences.

It was gathered that Magu was interrogated by the interagency panel at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The panel was headed by Justice Ayo Salami, a former court of appeal judge and also consisted of representatives from the DSS, Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) and other security agencies.

The 24 allegations levelled against the anti-graft commission boss were sourced from a report by Malami, and an investigation carried out on him by the DSS in 2016, around the period he was seeking confirmation from the senate. Magu was rejected twice by the Senate and has been in an acting capacity since he took office.

He was quizzed over accusations of living above his paygrade, diversion of recovered funds, maintaining close relationships with corrupt figures and insubordination.

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