Attorney General shortlists 3 possible names to replace current EFCC boss
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami(SAN) has recommended three persons for President Muhammadu Buhari to pick a replacement for Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The three names Malami sent to Buhari in a memo, according to THEWILL, are Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Sani Usman (retd); the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bala Ciroma, who was EFCC Head of Operations, and a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, from Kebbi State.
Before the new memo from Malami, Buhari had vetted retired DIG Usman and Ms. Diseye Nsirim-Poweigba, a retired police commissioner in Niger State, as replacement for Magu, who has been on the post in acting capacity since November 9, 2015, following the 8th Senate’s rejection of his nomination twice.
A source has told THEWILL that the President is no longer considering Diseye Nsirim-Poweigba for the post, insisting that Mr. Buhari has also foreclosed re-nominating Magu for the job.
The Minister had last week wrote the President recommending Ibrahim Magu’s immediate sack as head of the anti-graft agency over alleged multiple serious offences.
In the said memo, Malami premised his recommendation for Magu’s removal on sundry ills “ranging from the diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct.”
Malami also alleged “accounting gaps or discrepancies of figures concerning recovered assets,” stressing that the EFCC boss is not transparent in the management of recovered loot.”