- Former acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has suffered another heavy blow in his career following his exit from the agency
- The Police Service Commission (PSC) has declined to promote the former anti-graft agency boss who was indicted by a presidential panel
- Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesman of PSC in a statement on Thursday, July 8, said the decision was taken during the commission’s plenary meeting
The name of former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu penciled down for promotion has been dropped by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Unconfirmed reports had earlier gone viral that Magu is to be promoted to the office of the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) by the commission.
Daily Trust reports that the commission on Thursday, July 8, declined to promote Magu, saying the elevation will be on hold till it gets clearance from the attorney-general of the federation and the inspector general of police.
The commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, July 8.
While Magu was rejected, the commission approved the promotion of 24 commissioners of police to the next rank of assistant inspectors general of police, Daily Nigerian added.
According to Ani, the decisions were taken at the commission’s 12th plenary meeting held on Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7 respectively.
The meeting presided over by the commission’s chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired IGP also confirmed the appointments of deputy inspectors general of police, chief superintendents, deputy commissioners among others.
PDP reacts over presidency's alleged plan to promote EFCC's ex-chairman
Earlier, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently kicked against the alleged plan by the presidency to promote the former chairman of the EFCC in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Describing the suspected move as outrageous, the PDP in a statement on Tuesday, July 6, said it is an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians.
The opposition party opined that by this plan to elevate Magu who is facing many charges bordering on money laundering, the federal government is seen as promoting corruption openly.