Pres­i­dency Not Try­ing to Sack Magu, Says EFCC Spokesman

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Act­ing Head, Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC), Mr. Tony Orilade, has de­scribed the me­dia re­ports on fresh moves to re­move the Act­ing Chair­man of the com­mis­sion by the Pres­i­dency as un­founded.

Orilade said this in an in­ter­view with the

in Abuja yes­ter­day while re­act­ing to a re­port that the Pres­i­dency planned to re­move Ibrahim Magu, the com­mis­sion’s Act­ing Chair­man.

Ac­cord­ing to him, Magu will not want to be dis­tracted by un­founded me­dia re­ports.

“He is fo­cused on the fight against cor­rup­tion and ma­jor­ity of Nige­ri­ans who are ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the cor­rup­tion fight are happy with him.

“With se­cur­ing 312 con­vic­tions, in­clud­ing two ex-gov­er­nors last year and five con­vic­tions al­ready in 2019, the EFCC un­der Magu’s lead­er­ship de­serves ap­plause,” orilade said.

re­calls that a re­port in the me­dia stated that the EFCC chair­man may be asked to pur­sue fur­ther stud­ies in order to ad­vance his ca­reer in the Nige­ria Po­lice Force where he is al­ready a com­mis­sioner.

re­calls that Magu had been in act­ing ca­pac­ity for more than three years.

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