Reports say the Presidency is currently in search of a replacement for Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Huhuonline, the relationship between Ibrahim Magu and Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President and Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) is sour.
The report said the crisis reached a crescendo, Sunday, when Department of State Services (DSS), an agency under ONSA, arrested Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd), a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement for allegedly fronting for officials of the commission (EFCC) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The report reads:
Ibrahim Magu as chairman of EFCC is a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement. Every finding by the investigative committee ends up with EFCC, as the arbiter.
EFCC, armed with the authority to decide who gets prosecuted, allegedly colluded with Mohammed, a racketeer, to collect payoff from indicted persons so that such persons can get a soft landing.
Mohammed was alleged to have received huge sums of money from indicted persons and companies as bribe on behalf EFCC.
But President Mohammadu Buhari seems unperturbed and is sticking with Magu.
On Wednesday night, he wrote the Senate, asking it to confirm the appointment of the EFCC boss, as the bonafide chairman of the commission.
Magu assumed office on 9th November 2015, following the removal former Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde.
With the allegations flying around, all on the way to indict Magu, the confirmation may not keep him long on the job as sources say some forces in the Presidency desperately want him out.