Ibrahim Magu: Embattled EFCC boss' fate set to be decided by Buhari

Ibrahim Magu: Embattled EFCC boss' fate set to be decided by Buhari

- Ibrahim Magu still faces integrity test and there is a slim chance he could be returned as the EFCC boss

- The embattled anti-corruption czar has been recommended for sacking by a special panel probing corruption allegations against him

- President Muhammadu Buhari will decide Magu's corruption case after receiving the report of the panel led by retired Justice Ayo Salami

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It may have been an end of the road for Ibrahim Magu, the embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), after he was finally indicted in the allegation of corruption levelled against him by the minister of Justice Abubakar Malaimi.

Recall that the anti-corruption czar was temporarily given a marching order from his position following Malami's memo to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing him of alleged power abuse and corruption.

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Magu has since been in the dragnet of the special probe panel led by former justice of the appeal court Ayo Salami set up by the president to investigate the allegation.

On Friday, November 20, Justice Salami-led panel submitted its report on Magu to President Buhari after months of allegations and counter-allegations.

Ibrahim Magu: Embattled EFCC boss' fate set to be decided by Buhari
President Buhari will determine Ibrahim Magu's fate soon. Credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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The sack of the embattled EFCC boss was recommended in what many political analysts believe signalled the end to Magu era as the head of the anti-corruption agency.

Magu's arrest, detention and subsequent suspension from office despite his zeal to please the authorities may be signs of worse things to come as he may be officially fired in days coming when Buhari decides to act on the recommendation of the panel.

His woes can also be compounded by the another summon from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) communicated to him via a letter dated November 2, 2020, signed by SP Gwimi, CCB’s director of intelligence, investigation and monitoring, over assets ddeclaration.

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Meanwhile, Justice Salami has told President Buhari to look outside the police force for agency's new head.

Salami made this recommendation on Friday, November 20, when he finally presented the report of the panel to the president at the State House in Abuja.

The retired judge said since the last four heads of the agency were chosen from the police, the president should open opportunity to other law enforcement agencies in the country.

According to him, this will help reposition the agency that is saddled with the prosecution of corruption cases and financial crimes.

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