October 1, 2023

12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote the anti-graft agency’s acting chairman, Mohammed Umar, to direct the affected directors to proceed on suspension immediately.

The order comes over a week after the commission’s long-time acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was arrested on suspicion of corrupt practices and insubordination.

Since he was arrested and detained on July 6, 2020, Magu has been facing a Presidential Panel questioning him about his stewardship of the anti-graft agency

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