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EFCC: Magu Shocked By Bawa’s Appointment




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Former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has expressed shock over the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new boss of the anti-graft agency.

Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday asked the Senate to confirm Bawa as the new EFCC boss.

Speaking on Channles Television, Tosin Ajaomo, the lawyer to Magu, said Buhari’s appointment came as a shock.

According to him, justice has not been served in the allegations of corruption levelled against his client, Magu.

“Sincerely, I need to tell you that this appointment came to me as a shock. There is still an unfinished assignment that was pending,” he said.

“I was expecting that the issue of Magu would have been sorted out before moving to another stage.

“Unfortunately, we just got this news today that a new Chairman has been nominated by the President and his name has been forwarded to the Senate.”

Magu, who served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate.

He was later suspended along with several others for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he denied.

The former EFCC boss was probed for over three months by a judicial panel of inquiry led by Justice Ayo Salami.

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The panel made several recommendations but the report has not been made public to date.