Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly been removed from office.
The Guardian reports that his redeployment back to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is a move by President Muhammadu Buhari to usher in a new nominee before the Senate.
The Senate recently rejected Magu’s nomination following a “security report” by the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to The Guardian, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has already issued Magu a letter on the latest development and has instructed him to hand over to the Director of Operations in the commission.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked speculation that its Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office.
“It is not true,” spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.