AGF Malami Urges President Buhari to sack EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Worried about the way the Economic Financial Crimes Commission is being led, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

In a memorandum that was sent to the President by Malami, he sighted the diversion of recovered loots amidst other offences as the reason why Magu does not fit to be the chairman of the commission.

He also outlined three names to the President in the memorandum as replacement for the incumbent Acting Chairman, Magu.

However, Magu and his supporters within the presidency have been fighting back with the claims that he has done well since the period he was appointed as the Acting Chairman of the commission till now, as several looted funds have been recovered.

His supporters claimed that some powerful forces are only trying to force him out of office, despite his achievements so far in office.

Reliable sources however state that the presidency might be forced to set up a probe panel that will look into the veracity of the allegations and make necessary recommendations.

A source said, “I can authoritatively tell you that though Magu has survived previous plots to remove him, the AGF’s legal opinion remains the deadliest plot to get Magu out of the EFCC as AGF’s letter to the president contained 22 weighty allegations that require Buhari’s decision on whether or not to send Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation or replace him….. This is because the office of the AGF is the supervising ministry of the EFCC and so his legal opinion cannot be treated with levity.

“For example, Malami alleged accounting gaps or discrepancies of figures concerning the recovered assets, claiming that Magu was not transparent enough in the management of recovered assets…”

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