Suspended acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been sent back to area 10 Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the police in Abuja, where he spent the night on Monday.
A source disclosed that he was moved to detention at the end of questioning by the presidential panel on Tuesday.
He was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa in Abuja where the panel set up to probe the commission has been sitting.
Some of the aides of the anti-graft boss had earlier moved his personal belongings out of his official residence in Maitama area of the nation’s capital while security operatives raided his residence at Karu, a surburb of Abuja.
A family source said operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who carried out the operation found nothing incriminating in the house.
Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty” allegations levelled against him.
Malami alleged that Magi diverted some of the recovered loot among others.
In addition to allegedly re-looting recovered loot, the AGF accused the acting EFCC chairman of insubordination and misconduct.
An EFCC source said Magu went to the panel with documents to prove that Malami’s allegations were false but surprisingly he has not been asked any question on that.
“He went to the panel with many documents. He has a lot of files on him to respond to the allegations. Surprisingly, the panel has not asked him any question on the issues raised against him,” the source said.