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Ex-EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu to get promotion after sack

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Former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  Mr. Ibrahim Magu, may soon get a promotion from the Police Service Commission (PSC).

TheCable reported that Mr. Magu may be promote to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police.

Magu, it could be recalled, was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police in 2018.

He was, however, recommended for removal as EFCC boss by the Justice Ayo Salami panel, which also asked that he be prosecuted over allegations of abuse of office.

The panel had specifically recommended that Magu should be removed “for failing to properly account for N431,000,000.00 security votes/information fund released to the office of the Executive Chairman of EFCC between November 2015 and May 2020”.

He was also accused of causing “disappearance of evidence, stoppage and suppression of cases under investigation and prosecution, and omitting to arrest suspects” in cases involving a former deputy senate president and a former MD of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).

The panel recommended that Magu should be referred to the inspector-general of police for “necessary disciplinary action”.

However, since the panel submitted the report in November 2020, only a few of the recommendations have been implemented.

A new chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was appointed in February 2021 while several police officers were recalled to the headquarters.

Magu, who has been in limbo since his probe by the panel, is believed to be in the good books of the PSC chairman, Musiliu Smith, a former inspector-general of police from Lagos state.

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