The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has presented to President Muhammadu Buhari names of three nominees recommended as a replacement for the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.
iBrandTV gathered that a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Sani Usman, who is believed to have been vetted by President Muhammadu Buhari for the job, was top on the list.
Also recommended by Malami for the job is the current FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma, who had previously served as the EFCC Head of Operations, and a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, from Kebbi State.
Buhari is said to have also vetted retired DIG Usman and Ms. Diseye Nsirim-Poweigba, a retired police commissioner in Niger State, as a replacement for Magu, who has been on the post in an acting capacity since November 9, 2015, following the 8th Senate’s rejection of his nomination twice.
iBrandTV had reported that Malami last week wrote to President Buhari, recommending Ibrahim Magu’s immediate sack as head of the anti-graft agency over alleged multiple serious offences bordering on diversion of recovered assets, insubordination and misconduct.
However, Malami has kept mute on the development, as he neither denies nor confirms sending the memo to Buhari.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, appears unperturbed over the move to oust him.