Buhari hasn’t sacked Magu, says lawyer

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Mr. Tosin Ojaomo, a to erstwhile Chairman the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says his client has not yet been sacked by , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Ojaomo said this during an interview The PUNCH while reacting to the appointment 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman the EFCC.

The Presidency had said in a statement that Bawa’s name had been sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Speaking our correspondent on , however, Ojaomo said Magu had only been suspended by , adding that to date, he had neither received a letter termination nor instruction.

He said, “Magu has not yet been sacked by . He was put on suspension pending the outcome of the probe by the panel. He has not yet been sacked.”

Magu, served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate.

He was later suspended along several others for allegedly mismanaging funds of the commission, an allegation which he vehemently denied.

The former EFCC boss was probed for over three months by a judicial led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

The panel made several recommendations but the report has not been made to date.