President Muhammadu Buhari may have finally removed the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, from office, The Guardian has reported.
Quoting a source, The Guardian claimed 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 Magu’s redeployment appear like a routine exercise, some senior police officers were said to be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional police officers.
The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has already issued a letter to Magu on his redeployment. Malami directed that he hands over to the Director of Operations in the anti-graft agency.
Buhari had earlier nominated Magu as EFCC chair but the Senate declined to confirm his nomination based on a report against Magu by the Department of State Security.
Responding to the development, Buhari had ordered a probe of Magu, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal and all top government officials facing allegation of corruption.