JUST IN: Magu Set To Resign
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Magu Set To Resign
Ibrahim Magu, a former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is set to resign from the Nigerian Police Force after being accused of gross misconduct.
Between November 2015 and May 2020, he was accused of failing to properly account for N431 million in security votes/information fund provided to the office of the Executive Chairman of the EFCC.
Magu was also charged with manipulating with evidence, suppressing cases that were under investigation and prosecution, and failing to apprehend suspects in two high-profile cases.
In addition, the Commissioner of Police was accused of covering up high-profile cases involving four former Nigerian governors.
Following these allegations, Magu was investigated by a tribunal chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, and he was arrested, imprisoned, and suspended as the acting EFCC head.
Magu, on the other hand, has constantly refuted the claims against him, claiming that he has never misused his position as EFCC chief.
Despite the devastating charges against him, he was considered for promotion by the Police Service Commission (PSC), but was finally rejected due to public outcry.
Little has been heard of the former EFCC chairman since his removal from office. He is set to retire from the Nigeria Police Force on May 5, 2022, after 32 years of service.
Magu will also attain the 60 years age of retirement in accordance with Section 18(8) of the new Police Act.
According to report, the former EFCC chairman is on a one-month terminal leave ahead of his eventual retirement on May 5.
Magu Set To Resign