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I Got Approval from President Buhari to suspend Ibrahim Magu- AGF Malami


President Buhari has approved immediate suspension of Acting Efcc Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu says The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Malami’s Spokesman,Umar Gwandu, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He subsequently appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, as the acting chairman.

The statement read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman EFCC in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regards.”

Meanwhile,President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to re-appoint Ibrahim Magu for another four-year term as Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The call is coming from an anti-corruption group, Nigerians Against Corruption, NAC, said Ibrahim Magu deserves another 4-year term following the recent arrest of high profile graft perpetuators alongside massive arrest of cyber-crime operators across the country.

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“Mr President, We have all seen the works of Ibrahim Magu at EFCC. The high profile arrest, the constant arrest of yahoo-yahoo boys who are trying to give Nigeria a bad name. Even the banks have cleaned up their acts. “Unlike in the past were EFCC engages in media trial, the agency under Magu has shifted from that era to real trial and arrest. This is a clear example that Magu means business.” “Take a look at the agency’s collaborative efforts with the FBI which resulted in over 200 arrests, 130 convictions and the recovery of a large number of exotic cars and properties suspected to have been acquired through the proceeds of crime” “The commission has also recovered several million traced to various commercial banks. Only a dedicated chairman like Magu can achieve these feats despite the fact that corruption is fighting back.” “Even politicians of the ruling party have been arrested and are in court.” The group added that if the anti-corruption war of Mr President must be seen as serious, Ibhram Magu should be reappointed to finish up the good work he has started instead of bringing on board a fresh hand who will spend the next four years learning on the job and or trying to impress the public.

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