Minister Says Ex-EFCC Chairman Magu Still on FG Payroll, Reveals Why

Minister Says Ex-EFCC Chairman Magu Still on FG Payroll, Reveals Why

  • There seems to be a twist surrounding the suspension of the former EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu and the federal government
  • Recently, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, revealed that Magu still earns salary from the federal government as police officer despite suspension
  • Dingyadi noted that President Buhari has intentionally refused to act upon the corruption report submitted to him by the presidential panel

FCT, Abuja - The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has said that the former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is still on the Federal Government’s payroll.

Dingyadi stated that Magu still earns salary as a police officer despite his suspension by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

The Punch reported that the minister made this known on spoke on Tuesday, September 14, when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ current affairs programme.

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Minister reveals why ex-EFCC Chairman Magu is still on till on FG's Payroll
The Minister of Police Affairs, has revealed why the former acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is still on FG's payroll. Photo credit: Ibrahim magu support group, Femi Adesina
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Legit.ng gathered that Magu, who served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate.

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He was later suspended along with several others in July 2020 for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he vehemently denied.

The former EFCC boss was probed for over three months by a judicial panel of inquiry led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

There have been concerns about the fate of Magu after the appointment and confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Executive Chairman of EFCC in February, Daily Trust also reported.

Although sources said the panel faulted some procedures in the management of recovered assets under Magu, the presidential white paper on the report was yet to be announced.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has highlighted the achievements of its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to mark his 100 days in office.

Bawa was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in February to head the anti-graft agency following the infamous exit of Ibrahim Magu.

Legit.ng compiled a list of Bawa's achievements according to EFCC, and they are very encouraging.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched an application designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in the country.

The chairman of the commission made the disclosure on Wednesday, July 14, while unveiling the app called Eagle Eye.

According to Bawa, the app complements existing channels of reporting crimes, adding that it is a friendly application with features that can be navigated by any literate person.

Source: Legit

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