Presidency Releases Statement On Ibrahim Magu’s Immediate Removal As EFCC Boss, Following Court Judgement

By Post-Nigeria February 2, 2018 07:22

Presidency Releases Statement On Ibrahim Magu’s Immediate Removal As EFCC Boss, Following Court Judgement

The Presidency, has affirmed that the Thursday’s ruling of the Federal High Court will not amount to the immediate removal of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Post-Nigeria recalls that Justice J. T. Tsoho had ruled that the Senate acted within the law, when it screened and rejected Magu’s nomination as EFCC Chairman.

Reacting, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay, said: “I do not expect that the judgment will have an effect on Ibrahim Magu’s status as Acting EFCC Chairman. I do not expect that there is anything externally that is going to affect Magu’s position.

“I do not know whether the Judge considered Section 171 of the Constitution, which even allows the President to appoint Heads of Agencies like Magu’s Agency, without any reference to the Senate. That is already there, so I do not know what was brought to the court’s attention. When we see the full judgment we will be able to express our opinion.”

 

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