Presidency Debunks Sack of Acting EFCC Chairman, Magu

The Presidency, Saturday, denied media reports that it has authorised the sack of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Social media has been awashed in the last few hours of the insinuations that the President has ordered the immediate sack of the Acting EFCC.
A source was quoted to have said his redeployment back to Nigerian Police Force, NPF, was to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by Buhari as the nominee to head the Commission before the Senate.
To make the situation look like a routine exercise, some senior police officers were said to be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional Police officers.
It went further to say that the Attorney General of the Federation 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 anti-graft agency.
Recall that the nomination of Magu was recently rejected by the Senate following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).
But the Presidency said through series of tweets on Saturday by Garba Shehu, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media.
“We are reading reports that the @officialEFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
“No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter.
“The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive”, Shehu Tweeted.

Author: News Editor

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