JUST IN: Suspended EFCC boss, Magu threatens hunger strike

The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has threatened to go on hunger strike.

Standard News reports that Magu along with seven of his aides are been interrogated by a Presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami for alleged fraud and diversion of recovered loot.

A Presidency source, Thursday night, said that Magu may not be released from detention until he responds satisfactorily to all allegations against him.

The source told Vanguard: “You are aware that they (detectives) have searched his house. Detectives that carried out the search combed his house. It was after the search that they arrested seven of his aides as part of the probe.

“Justice Salami is simply carrying out stern instructions from the Presidency over the issue of Magu and it was after he discovered that it will be virtually impossible to grant him bail that Magu started threatening to go on hunger strike, with a view to drawing public sympathy.

“However, it was learned that when the Presidency got information about his plans to go on strike, in insisted that the embattled EFCC acting chairman will not be released until he returns all the money he was accused of misappropriating.”

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