This is a developing story……Details later.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma has reportedly been appointed to replace the suspended Ibrahim Magu as the new Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Must the EFCC always be led by police officers? Why can't we try Lawyers or others. pic.twitter.com/QOIXpEKnhb
— Olayemi 🇳🇬 (@olayemi_123) July 8, 2020
PMB appoints FCT CP, Bala Ciroma as the Acting Chairman of the EFCC. pic.twitter.com/egp59KzTP8
— kkubani (@kkubani1) July 8, 2020
Bala ciroma. FCT commissioner of police replaced Magun. If you are a commissioner of police in FCT, you must be very intelligent & connected. Let me do some research on him.
— Truth Matters (@Hlimited) July 8, 2020
FCT CP, Bala ciroma ascends to the position of EFCC boss.
No matter how righteous or capable a supposed candidate is, if he can't dance to the tune of the centre, he's not qualified.
Capacity and Flexibility are the key factors in any appointment, Government or Private.
— Don😭Corleone (@UmarZubyrr) July 8, 2020
President Buhari has nominated the FCT commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma as the new acting Chairman of EFCC.
— Success Idowu (@idowu553) July 8, 2020
KanyiDaily had reported that Magu was arrested by security operatives on Monday, July 6, 2029, and whisked away to the Presidential Villa to face an investigate panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The embattled former acting chairman is being interrogated by Ayo Salami-led presidential panel over allegations of gross misconduct against him.
Magu was arrested following some allegations levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a memo to the President.
The memo raised by Malami has some damning allegations against Magu, who was alleged, among other allegations, of insubordination to the AGF, ‘relooting of recovered loots’ and Sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends.
The EFCC Boss was also accused of corruption and money laundering based on allegations that he owns four questionable properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.
On Tuesday, July 7,2020, President Buhari suspended Magu as the EFCC acting chairman, pending the conclusion of the panel’s investigation.