Former Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu Finally Promoted By Police Service Commission

Former Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu Finally Promoted By Police Service Commission

  • After months of speculations, the Police Service Commission has promoted Ibrahim Magu to Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG)
  • Magu, a former acting chairman of the EFCC, was promoted to the level of AIG alongside seven other commissioners of police
  • The former EFCC boss left the anti-graft commission under controversial circumstances involving corruption allegations

FCT, Abuja - The Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted Ibrahim Magu, former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, announced Magu’s elevation to the level of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) on Monday, May 16, Daily Trust reported.

Former Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, AIG Promotion, Police Service Commission
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted former acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu to AIG. Photo credits: @yembeng, @APCNigeria
Source: Twitter

He said Magu was promoted alongside some senior officers at the 15th Plenary Meeting of the commission on Friday, May 13.

Ani added that acting DIG John Ogbonnaya Amadi was appointed a substantive Deputy Inspector General of Police, while Zama Bala Senchi was also appointed a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

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Seven police commissioners promoted to AIG, aside Magu

The PSC spokesman said aside Magu, seven Commissioners of Police were promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police. gathers that the commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners to the next rank of Commissioners of Police; 31 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners of Police and 63 Chief Superintendents of Police promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

The statement read:

“The Plenary Meeting which began on Wednesday, May 11th 2022 was presided over by Alhaji Musiliu Smith, Chairman of the Commission and former Inspector General of Police. DIG Amadi, currently acting, replaced late DIG Joseph Egbunike and will be representing the South East in the Force Management team while DIG Senchi was the most senior in the AIG cadre.
“Other decisions taken by the Commission at the Plenary were the promotion of 57 Superintendents of Police earlier skipped when their mates were promoted to the next rank of Chief Superintendents. Other categories of Superintendents of Police such as the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Course 4, Inspectors Course 37 and regular ASP’s course 25 and 26 were also promoted to Chief Superintendents having met established requirements.

“The Commission also promoted 1698 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) to Deputy Superintendents of Police, 6119 Inspectors who attended the recent Departmental Selection Board (DSB) were promoted to ASP11 while 1965 ASP11 were confirmed ASPs. The Commission also approved the conversion of 19 Engineers from General Duty to Specialists and upgraded to the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police which is the statutory entry level for Pilots and Aircraft maintenance engineers in line with Aviation scheme of service.”

List: Magu, 7 other Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs

  1. CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim
  2. Abraham Egong Ayim
  3. Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen
  4. Andrew Amieengheme
  5. Akeera Mohammed Younous
  6. Celestine Amechi Elumelu
  7. Ngozi Vivian Onadeko
  8. Danladi Bitrus Lalas

Magu's EFCC ordeal

In 2020, when Magu was still at the helm of affairs in the EFCC, he was arrested, detained, and suspended as the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.

He had appeared before a panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him.

The panel led by Justice Ayo Salami subsequently later recommended Magu’s removal as EFCC boss “for failing to properly account for N431,000,000.00 security votes/information fund released to the office of the Executive Chairman of EFCC between November 2015 and May 2020”.

Magu, however, denied all the allegations against him. Up till date, the federal government is yet to make public the White Paper on the report of the Salami panel.

Minister says ex-EFCC chairman Magu still on FG payroll, reveals why

Earlier, reported that the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, said Magu was still on the federal government’s payroll even after his exit from the EFCC.

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

The minister made this known on spoke on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ current affairs programme.


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