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Buhari Sacks Magu, Asks Him to hand over to EFCC Director


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.


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