The Presidency has dismissed report on the removal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, describing it as “speculative and pre-emptive.’’
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, made this known in his Facebook page on Saturday.
According to him, the presidency is still awaiting the outcome of an investigative panel instituted against Magu by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
He said: “We are reading reports that the EFCC 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 pre-emptive.’’
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) to investigate the various allegations against some top Federal Government officials.
They include Magu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
The President’s directive, followed persistent media reports alleging corrupt practices against the affected government officials.
The AGF had since issued queries to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC and the SGF.
Also, the EFCC has debunked speculation that its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office.
“It is not true,” spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in Abuja on Saturday.