Magu remains EFCC Boss

Magu remains EFCC Boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied report that its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu would be removed as the head of the anti-graft agency.

The agency was reacting to speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari has caved in to the demand of federal lawmakers. The senate has maintained that it does not recognize Magu as EFCC boss and demanded for his sack.

Ibrahim Magu
Ibrahim Magu

It was broadcast on social media, especially whatsapp that one Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ahmad AbdurRahman will take over as the head of the agency.

“This pragmatic super cop hailed from Kirfi LGA, Bauchi State. He was enlisted into the NPF as Cadet ASP in 1990 at Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna,” reads part of the broadcast.

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Reacting to this speculation, the EFCC via its verified Twitter handle, said, “#Alert: For the avoidance of any doubt, there is no “change of guards” at the EFCC. Ibrahim Magu remains the acting EFCC Chairman. Purveyors of #fakenews concerning the EFCC are hereby warned to desist from such mischief as the anti-graft agency remains committed to its mission”.

#Alert: For the avoidance of any doubt, there is no “change of guards” at the EFCC. Ibrahim Magu remains the acting EFCC Chairman. Purveyors of #fakenews concerning the EFCC are hereby warned to desist from such mischief as the anti-graft agency remains committed to its mission. pic.twitter.com/zJpKpL45it
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) December 26, 2017

There was similar speculation in December 2016 following the non-confirmation of the nomination of Magu as EFCC boss by the Senate

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