The National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has stepped down.
Banire is currently facing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for giving N500, 000 to a judge.
The EFCC also seized his passport before releasing him on administrative bail after detaining him for seven hours.
The senior advocate was said to have transferred about N500, 000 to Justice Terseer Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court.
However, in a letter dated November 8, 2016 which he wrote to the APC National Executive Committee through the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, and copied to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Banire said he was stepping down pending the outcome of the EFCC investigation.
He said he was doing so in the interest of the image of the party.