Judiciary

Presidency Hailed Over Magu’s Suspension

The presidency has been commended for its decision to suspend the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, noting that the anti-graft agency boss should not be allowed to remain in the office while been investigated. 

A legal practitioner and public affairs analyst, Mr Kazeem Olaniyan gave the commendation while reacting to the suspension of Mr Magu who was alleged of looting, favoritism and others crimes.

Mr Olaniyan said as it is done in other civilized countries, the moment investigation processes was instituted against a public office holder, it was expected that such individual honourably resigned his appointment to allow transparent inquiry, which Mr Magu should have done. 

He said the acting EFCC boss should be aware that nobody is above the law, hence the need for him to step down pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Mr Olaniyan, however, projected that political big wigs in government would have begun power tussling for and against the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC, as well as lobby for the appointment to fill the vacuum occasioned by the suspension.

Mosope Kehinde

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