FG Refutes Reports Of Magu Being Sacked As EFCC Chairman
The Federal Government has refuted earlier media reports suggesting that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
Garba Shehu, Official Spokesperson to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, denied the reports that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu was sacked.
The Spokesman to the president refuted the report via his verified twitter handle @GarShehu.
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He tweeted saying:
1. We are reading reports that the @officialEFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
— Garba Shehu ???????? (@GarShehu) December 31, 2016
He continued, saying that:
“We are reading reports that the @officialEFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
“The report of his sack is, therefore, speculative and preemptive.
“No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter.”
FG Refutes Reports Of EFCC Chairman, Magu’s Sack
A popular local print media outfit in Nigeria had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari may have finally removed the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, from office.
The media outfit, however, quoted a source saying Magu was to be redeployed back to Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
According to the report, Magu’s redeployment was to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Buhari as the nominee to head the Commission before the Senate.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, also refuted the report via his verified twitter handle @FemAdesina.
He said there was:
“No truth in story making the rounds that Magu has been removed as EFCC chairman.
“AGF is even yet to submit his probe report to the President.”