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Buhari Sacks Magu As EFCC Chairman – DSS Report

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EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

There are indications that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may have been removed from office by the presidency.

According to Sahara Reporters, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has submitted the report of his investigations into allegations against Magu to the president.

The Guardian reports that Malami has directed the acting EFCC boss to vacate his seat and hand over the reins to the director of operations at the commission.

It was gathered that Magu has been redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to pave way for a new person to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.

There were reports that President Buhari was allegedly searching for a person to replace Magu, as the acting chairman of the EFCC The replacement may be announced as early as January next year..

The Senate recently rejected Magu’s nomination following allegations of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).

President Buhari subsequently directed the AGF to investigate the corruption claims against Magu and other senior government officials.

However, the Senate confirmed the nomination of the other 4 members of the EFCC and referred them for further security screening.