Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may have finally been removed from office, a report in the morning of Saturday, December 31, 2016 says.
The report by the authoritative The Guardian quoted an unnamed source as disclosing that Magu has been redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) “to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.”
The paper said it gathered that to make the situation look like a routine exercise, some senior Police officers would be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional Police officers.
“It was equally reliably gathered yesterday that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has already issued a letter to Magu on the development and directed that he hands over to the director of operations in the Commission.
Magu’s nomination was recently rejected by the Senate following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS),” the report said.