EFCC Debunks Report of Magu’s Removal

EFCC Debunks Report of Magu’s Removal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the news that its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office.

Meanwhile, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday morning.

The Guardian, on Saturday reported that President Muhammadu Buhari removed Magu. The rumour of Magu’s was already making the rounds on social media and some traditional media websites in the early hours of Saturday.

Quoting anonymous sources, the report said that Ibrahim Magu, may have finally been removed from office.

It said a source said Magu’s redeployment back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) was 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.

It 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 leter 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).