Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Ibrahim Magu, President of the country’s anti-corruption agency, on Friday for allegations of corruption, the Ministry of Justice said.
The ministry spokesman, Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, has argued that the decision should allow “unrestricted investigation” of the allegations against the chairman of the Commission for Economic and Financial Crime (EFCC).
He said that the agency’s manager, Mohammed Umar, would fill the position temporarily “until the investigation is complete” and “there is a new order in this regard,” the Nigerian newspaper The Guardian reported. .
Magu was arrested on Monday and later appeared before a government committee to answer the allegations made against him by Justice Minister and Attorney General Abubakar Malami, who recommended Buhari’s resignation of the EFCC president.