Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been arrested by officials of Department of State Services (DSS) on the orders of the country’s Attorney-General.
Multiple reports say the EFCC boss was arrested over allegations he was diverting some of the funds recovered from suspected looters by the commission.
Magu, who was arrested Monday, was detained by the national security agency and is currently being interrogated at the DSS headquarters in the country’s capital, Abuja.
His shocking arrest comes just a few weeks after the country’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to President Buhari demanding Magu’s removal.
Interesting times ahead!