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 ( Not TheNewsGuru) on Saturday.
Guardian Newspaper Lied. Magu Not Sacked!
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) December 31, 2016
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 remains the acting chairman of the agency.
The agency via his official Twitter handle, @officialEFCC noted that ‘Magu Not Sacked!’
In a similar, the presidency 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 Garba Shehu, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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).