The suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was on Wednesday evening released from detention.

Magu, who was arrested last week Monday while driving out from the EFCC Annex Office located at Wuse II, Abuja and driven to the Presidential Villa to face a Panel constituted to investigate his allegations of frauds, spent about 10 days in detention with controversy surrounding who approved the order.

He was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) headquarters situated at Area 10, Garki district of Abuja.

The embattled Magu was daily taken from the F’CID’s custody to appear before the Justice Salami-led Presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN)

Meanwhile, the free former anti-graft Czar reportedly quoted as saying that whether in office as EFCC chairman or not, no amount of blackmail and concerted efforts by groups and individuals can distract him from standing against corruption in the country.

This is even as he urged all well meaning Nigerians to take up the gauntlet in the fight against corruption.


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