Magu not sacked – Presidency

Chidi Samuel

The presidency Saturday denied reports that made the rounds early Saturday morning that  Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been sacked  as “speculative” and “preemptive.”

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the presidency was not in possession of any report on the said sack of Magu by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation.

According to Shehu, “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 report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive.

Also, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked speculation that its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office.

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“It is not true,” spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday.

The rumour of the removal of Magu and redeployment to the Nigerian Police Force made the rounds in the social media and some traditional media websites in the early hours of Saturday.