UPDATE: Why EFCC Boss, Magu, Would Not Be Sacked Now – Presidency 

By Post Nigeria December 31, 2016 10:10

UPDATE: Why EFCC Boss, Magu, Would Not Be Sacked Now – Presidency 

The Presidency has on Saturday, December 31, debunked the report that the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been sacked.

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Recall, that the Guardian newspaper, quoted an unnamed source, as saying Magu had been asked to vacate his seat by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami.

“We are reading reports that the EFCC 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 Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Saturday.

‎He added: “The report of his sack is therefore, speculative and preemptive”.

Also, close Aides of Magu, have confirmed that no such directive was received from the Attorney General’s office.

Magu and Malami, were said to have met on Friday, to fine-tune ‎case files on an urgent matters asked to be investigated by Buhari.

However, multiple sources at the Presidency and the AGF’s office, confirmed  that Malami ‎on Friday, submitted a report to Buhari.

Earlier

President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally ‘sacked’ the embattled Acting Chairman, Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Presidential sources revealed on Friday night, that Magu has been directed by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to hand over to the EFCC’s Director of Operations.

Recall, that Magu’s nomination was recently rejected by the Senate, following allegation of graft levelled against him, by the Department of State Security Service, DSS.

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