EFCC Boss,Under Self-Imposed House Arrest 

By Ikenga Chronicles January 7, 2017

The embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic And Financial Commission(EFCC) Ibrahim Magu is currently under self-imposed house arrest.

This began since the Senate rejected his confirmation as the EFCC’s Chairman based on the Department of State Services(DSS)’ report.

Magu’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who until recently, frequented television and radio stations, as well as defended activities of EFCC on the pages of newspapers, now hardly picks his calls or responds to text messages too from newsmen.

Ikenga Chronicles observed on Friday that the regular high traffic of individuals and glamour associated around the anti-graft agency’s office has significantly dwindled since Magu’s confirmation was rejected.

A source claimed that Magu, since his rejection by the Senate, has reduced his presence in the office. He said whenever the chairman is around; he keeps to himself in the office, adding that he has also limited visits.

“I think Magu is under self-imposed house arrest.  He hardly comes out of his office.’’ a source said.

Recall that few days after Magu’s rejection, President Muhamamdu Buhari ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF) and Minister of Justice,  Abubakar Malami to investigate claims made by the Senate against Magu.

On December 21st, 2016, the AGF, Malami queried the embattled Magu. Magu has reportedly responded to the query, though the content of the response is unknown.

It is still unclear whether or not Buhari will forward a new name to the Senate as a replacement or insist on the confirmation of Magu as EFCC chairman.

The President is yet to make a personal statement on the issue.

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