Nigeria: Buhari Sets Up Panel To Probe Magu Over Corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a panel to probe the corruption allegations against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Magu was accused of diverting recovered looted funds to personal use by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami in a memo sent to the President.

According to Witnesses, Buhari has reportedly set up a panel to look into the allegations, and is said to be ready to wield the big stick if it turns out against the EFCC Chief. The panel is to be headed by the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Magu was appointed acting EFCC Chairman in November 2015, and he is yet to be confirmed by the Senate. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has also cried of Magu’s situation, saying it is a depiction of the alleged corruption of the present government.

Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesperson of the PDP said the memo against Magu exposed the abysmal corruption, deception and hypocrisy that pervade the Buhari administration.

The PDP has also called for the resignation of Magu over the allegations hanging over his head.

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