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Magu faces likely dismissal after suspension as probe panel meets Buhari’s chief of staff





- Ibrahim Magu is still facing integrity test following his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari

- Retired Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel has met with the president's chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari

- Houses and properties belonging to the embattled EFCC boss have been placed under the watch of the security operatives

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The Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel investigating allegations of gross misconduct against the suspended EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu has met the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari.

The agenda of the meeting between Gambari and members of the panel was unknown, NAN reports.

Legit.ng recalls that Magu was on Tuesday afternoon, July 7, suspended from office following an ongoing investigation by the presidential panel after he was indicted by Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation.

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Properties belonging to the EFCC boss has been since laid under siege by the combined operatives of the Nigerian Police Force and the Department of State Security Service (DSS).

According to the sources, the suspension is meant to allow for probe into allegations against him.

Ibrahim Magu: Probe panel meets Buhari’s chief of staff as EFCC boss faces integrity test

Retired Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel has met with the president's chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari.
Source: Twitter

Magu, who appeared before the panel on Monday, July 6, after being gripped and Tuesday, has been given two days to present his defence lawyers.

The source had earlier maintained that the ongoing interrogation of Magu is to clear him of weighty allegations levelled against him.

The source also stated that the probe of the anti-graft boss was an affirmation that nobody under “the present administration is above scrutiny’’.

According to the source, the Buhari administration will not prejudge anyone because it can be counted on to uphold justice and fairness.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Dino Melaye, a former lawmaker representing Kogi West, has mocked Ibrahim Magu, embattled EFCC chairman following his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting to Magu's trial, the former lawmaker took to his Twitter page to mock the anti-graft sheriff, saying he has warned about Magu but President Buhari did not listen.

Melaye, who posted a video of himself singing, said the president has now seen the devil in Magus' anti-corruption fight.

Mike Ozekhome, a senior lawyer, also said he had warned in 2017 about the embattled acting chairman of EFCC who he said was looting the treasury with his cronies.

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