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|Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami writes President Buhari; seeks removal of EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu by Godday Jubilee: 10:51 am On June 19, 2020|
Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, has reportedly written to President Buhari, recommending the termination of the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Thisday reports that Malami, in his letter to the president, based his recommendation on several grounds “raging from diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct” by Magu. Multiple sources told THISDAY that Malami included a shortlist of three candidates for consideration to replace Magu.
The report states that Magu is fighting back and his supporters within the Presidency insist that removing Magu at this time when he has given muscle to Buhari’s anti-corruption fight would be a mistake.”
The sources said given the weight of Malami’s allegations against Magu, the president may be inclined “to set up a probe panel that will look into the veracity of the allegations and make necessary recommendations.”
One of the sources told selected journalists
Reacting to the allegation, a supporter of the acting EFCC boss said
Malami claimed that most of the recovered assets by the EFCC were allegedly sold by Magu without the knowledge of anyone.
Another supporter of the EFCC boss said
It will be recalled that many efforts have been made in the past to make the president to drop Magu, since his appointment as EFCC acting chairman on November 9, 2015.
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