Contrary to reports, Ibrahim Magu, has not been relieved of his appointment as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the anti-graft agency has said.
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Unverified report on Whatsapp claiming Magu had been sacked by the Presidency and replaced with one Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ahmad AbdurRahman gathered speed across other social media.
“This pragmatic super cop hailed from Kirfi LGA, Bauchi State. He was enlisted into the NPF as Cadet ASP in 1990 at Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna,” reads part of the broadcast.
However, EFCC has taken to twitter to refute the claims via its twitter handle, @officialEFCC.
It wrote, “#Alert: For the avoidance of any doubt, there is no “change of guards” at the EFCC. Ibrahim Magu remains the acting EFCC Chairman. Purveyors of #fakenews concerning the EFCC are hereby warned to desist from such mischief as the anti-graft agency remains committed to its mission”.
There was similar speculation in December 2016 following the non-confirmation of the nomination of Magu as EFCC boss by the Senate