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MAGU PROBE: FG Suspends EFCC Secretary, Olanipekun, 11 Others

by Our Reporter
The Executive Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Olukoyede Olanipekun, and 11 others have been suspended with immediate effect in what appears to be a clean sweep.

The notice of suspension was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday night by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

Pointblanknews.com investigation reveals that Olanipekun is a front of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who worked in his Law Chambers in Lagos.

Last week, Magu was suspended and the agency’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar Abba, was appointed to oversee its operations. Abba is not part of the officials suspended.

It will be recalled that Olukoyede was appointed Secretary in November 2018 following his confirmation by the Senate.   Olukoyede, a former chief of staff to Magu, replaced Mr. Emmanuel Aremo, whose five-year tenure expired in July 2018.

Magu is facing the second week of grilling by the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Panel over some weighty allegations of improprieties, money laundering, insubordination, and misconduct.

Others are re-looting funds recovered by the commission and accepting bribes to pervert justice.
Magu has also been accused of allegedly failing to give a proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered real estate property as of March 2018.
He is also accused of mismanagement of recovered assets by the EFCC and helping the panel to resolve wide discrepancies in figures of recovered monies published by the agency.

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