7 Things You Should Know About New EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),Ibrahim Lamorde.

Lamorde has been replaced by a former operative of the agency, Ibrahim Magu.

Here are 7 things you should know about Magu:

  1. He served as head of the EFCC’s Economic Governance Unit (EGU) during the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as chairman

  2. Magu was arrested on August 4, 2008 following allegations that police discovered EFCC files and a computer containing classified documents at his Abuja residence.

  3. During his time at the EFCC, he led investigations into the affairs of officials including former Delta Governor James Ibori and current Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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  4. Magu is a recipient of USG and London Metropolitan Police institute training.

  5. He reportedly worked with Ribadu to jail his brother-in-law and former Bank of the North chief, Shettima Bulama. Bulama was later pardoned by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

  6. He is a member of the investigative committee convened by National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the procurement of arms in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now.

  7. He is a Chief Superintendent of Police.

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