The presidency has denied media reports that it has authorised the sack of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The presidency made this known in series of tweets by both Special Adviser and Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu, respectively.
Where Adesina twitted that, “No truth in story making the rounds that Magu has been removed as EFCC chairman. AGF is even yet to submit his probe report to the President,” Shehu on his own twitter handle said, “The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive.”
Recall there was a media report that Magu has been redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in a move to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.
It was also alleged that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has already issued a letter to Magu on the development and directed that he hands over to the Director of Operations in the Commission.
Magu’s nomination was recently rejected by the Senate following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
…Magu not sacked — EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has maintained that its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has not been sacked or removed as erroneously reported by a newspaper on Saturday.
The leading anti-graft agency, charged with the responsibility of investigation and enforcement of all economic and financial crimes laws in Nigeria, argued that the report was a lie as Magu remained the acting chairman of the agency.
The agency via his official Twitter handle, @officialEFCC noted that ‘Magu Not Sacked!’