Magu escapes court’s sack as EFCC chairman

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed requests to sack Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, even though it faulted Magu’s unending stay in acting capacity.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu delivered separate judgments in five separate suits instituted in 2017 seeking judicial pronouncement on Magu’s continued stay in office since 2015 without Senate confirmation.

The judge declined to sack Magu as prayed for in three of the suits where the plaintiffs contended that he was not fit to continue to remain in office as EFCC chairman either in acting or substantive capacity, having been rejected by the Senate on two different occasions.

She also rejected the two other suits in which the plaintiffs contended that the…

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