The presidency has denied reports that EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been sacked.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a tweet said that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, is yet to even submit reports of his probe and query to President Muhammadu Buhari.
No truth in the story making the rounds that Magu has been removed as EFCC boss. The AGF is yet to submit his probe report to the President.
The Guardian had reported that the EFCC boss had been removed as he has been redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF) “to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate”.
The newspaper added that “to make the situation look like a routine exercise, some senior Police officers would be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional Police officers”
Further reports said the AGF has issued a letter to Magu on the development and directed that he hands over to the Director of Operations in the Commission.
In another presidential reaction, Garba Shehu, said the reports of the sack is speculative and preemptive.
We are reading reports that the
@officialEFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter.
The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive.
Magu’s nomination was recently rejected by the Senate following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).