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EFCC boss Magu faces more allegations

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Following the arrest of Ibrahim Magu over some criminal allegations earlier in the week, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday has been confronted with more allegations.

The embattled boss was asked to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil by Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel.

The probe panel also questioned him on the disposal of assets worth N37 billion.

Magu is being grilled, following allegations raised against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN).

Magu is was arrested by detectives in Abuja, was on Monday , quizzed by the panel .On Tuesday, he was interrogated on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of seized assets and N504 billion declared by the commission.

Both issues are part of the over 20 allegations levelled against the anti-graft agency chairman by the AGF.

On Wednesday, it was also gathered, that on the ground floor of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Area 10, Abuja, where the EFCC boss is being held, his family members are allowed to visit him.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Presidency source had said that the probe was an affirmation that anybody in the present administration can undergo scrutiny.

The source had also added that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss was being done to give him the opportunity to clear himself of the weighty allegations.

Magu was brought from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, building where he had been held since Monday, to the venue at about 11:14am . His lawyer was also present at the panel for interrogation.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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