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Magu still earning Salary from FG despite removal as EFCC chair – Minister

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Nigeria’s Minister of Police affairs,  Dingyadi Maigari has revealed that the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu still earns salary from the federal Government despite his unceremonious removal.

Speaking on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’, Maigari disclosed that Magu earns a salary because he is still a police officer.

“The matter is investigated and the man is still in the service, he is still in the Force Headquarters, I don’t want to expatiate at this material time as to what is happening to the report of the committee. What I know is that the report has been submitted to Mr President and as far as I know, no communication has yet to be submitted to the ministry or the police force on this matter.”

“So, we are waiting for the final outcome and the public will be informed as and when the need arises.”

“Of course, he is still a police officer even though he is under suspension. He used to be the chairman of the EFCC but he is no longer one.”

“But that does not mean he is not on the payroll of the Federal Government; he is still a civil servant, he is still a police officer until a final decision is taken on the matter.”

It can be recalled that Magu’s woes began after he was rejected twice by the Senate. Although he served in acting capacity for 5 years, he was suspended along with several others in July 2020 for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he vehemently denied.

President Buhari replaced him in February 2021 with Abdulrasheed Bawa.

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  1. Nig alot not is not well those panels that set to investigate magus they didn’t do the right thing magus I know is the best to all the efcc chairman even though,he is arg chairman y would romove police as a head. To efcc to me o their selfish interest so for now pmb should call magu back to his position bcos efcc is down no more touble like bf let’s says the truth magus hand re clean that v not been giving hearing to say something but look at malami salami and ve conspire an remove him ,they said he is abuse in office upon the works that he did he was remove from office this right judge they did right to talk y naija no truth and still again he has not been promoted to the next rank there is no truth in nig at all he is not guilty if he’s guilty let the prove what he stole pls lie against him that he own a house in Dubai which is lie nig y

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