- After a long list of controversy surrounding the ex-acting EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, the Nigerian Police Force finally rewards him
- Magu was decorated with the rank of assistant inspector-general of police by IGP Usman Baba Alkali
- The former caretaker chairman of the EFCC was accompanied by his wife as seven other officers were also elevated
FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has elevated the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu to the rank of assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).
According to a Daily Trust report, Magu's promotion was confirmed by the police service commission (PSC) in May.
Magu was conferred and decorated with his new rank by the inspector general of police, Usman Baba at the police headquarters in Abuja.
In the photos sighted by Legit.ng, Magu's wife was seen beside him as he was decorated by the police chief.
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It will be recalled that in an earlier report by Legit.ng, Magu's promotion was announced by the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani.
Ani said Magu was promoted alongside some senior officers at the 15th Plenary Meeting of the commission on Friday, May 13.
He 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.
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, Legit.ng 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.
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.