EFCC: Buhari hasn’t sacked Magu, says lawyer

NEWSMAN, Abuja – In reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent EFCC chair appointment, a lawyer to the erstwhile Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Tosin Ojaomo, says his client Ibrahim Magu, has not yet been sacked by the President.

Buhari had asked the Senate to confirm 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Speaking on Tuesday, Ojaomo said Magu had only been suspended by the President, adding that to date, he had neither received a letter of termination nor further instruction.

“Magu has not yet been sacked by the President. He was put on suspension pending the outcome of the probe by the panel. He has not yet been sacked,” he said.

Magu, who served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate.

He was later suspended along with several others for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he vehemently denied.

The former EFCC boss was probed for over three months by a judicial panel of inquiry led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, PUNCH Reported.

The panel made several recommendations but the report has not been made public to date.

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