Promotion controversy trails Magu’s retirement from Police Force

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Ibrahim Magu, former Acting Chairman, EFCC

A former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, retires today from the Nigeria Police Force after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.

This is coming amid the controversy on his elevation to the level of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) from the current level – Commissioner of Police.

The Police Service Commission Standing Committee had recommended him for promotion, but some officials in Attorney-General Force Office had said he could not be elevated until he was cleared.

A senior official at the PSC told our correspondent that the decision to promote Magu followed the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.

Magu, who had been on suspension since July 2020 over allegations of corruption and insubordination was born on May 5, 1962 and enlisted into the Force on March 3, 1990. Magu was deployed to the EFCC in May 25, 2012.

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