More join race to replace Magu as EFCC boss


Two presidential aides have swelled the ranks of people bidding to replace Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.

Also, a governor in the North has withdrawn his support for Magu’s re-appointment following alleged refusal of the EFCC boss to halt ongoing investigation into some accounts of the state.

It was also learnt that some lobbyists are pushing for what is now known as “Ribadu Treatment” for Magu.

A former Chairman of EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, was sent on a compulsory study

leave at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS) in 2007, demoted in August 2008 to a Deputy Commissioner of Police and frustrated out of the Nigeria Police Force.

He was reinstated by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan culminating in his retirement as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to make up his mind on who heads the EFCC despite the intense jostle for the job.

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