Presidency Denies Report Of Ibrahim Magu Sack As EFCC Boss

Presidency Denies Report Of Ibrahim Magu Sack As EFCC Boss

By Ekamma Jacobs | Staff Reporter on December 31, 2016
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President Muhammadu Buhari greets Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as he returns from medical trip in London. Photo taken at Abuja airport

The Nigerian presidency has denied media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the sack of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The two presidential spokespersons, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, took to Twitter to respond to a report by The Guardian an unnamed source told the newspaper that the controversial EFCC boss had been given the boot by the president.

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.

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