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Appointment Of Next EFCC Boss Must Be A Credible Process – NEF

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Nigerian group, the New Era Forum, NEF has come out to urge FG to look beyond the Nigeria Police Force, in the appointment of Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The group recently revealed that the fact that the heads of the commission have always come from the police and the North is bad, and there is an urgent need for EFCC leadership to be given a national outlook.

According to a recent statement via its Coordinator, Edewor Egedegbe, the appointment of the next chairman has to be done in the spirit and letter of the federal character, credibility, and integrity of individuals.

He added that other security agencies in Nigeria have reputable men and women of amazing characters who can take charge effectively once called upon.

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Ibrahim Magu (born 5 May 1962), is a Nigerian police officer who served as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC from 9 November 2015, until his suspension on 7 July 2020. He was replaced by Muhammed Umar as the acting EFCC chairman.

Magu was appointed as EFCC chairman after Ibrahim Lamorde, who has earlier served twice was sacked by President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. Both Lamorde and Magu served during Nuhu Ribadu’s time at the anti-graft agency and were also credited with part of the success Ribadu recorded in his time.

Magu was born on 5 May 1962 in Maiduguri, Borno State. He attended Maiduguri’s primary school (from 1969 to 1975), Waka Biu’s Secondary School from 1975 to 1980 and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1982 to 1986 where he graduated with a B.Sc Accounting.

After the completion of his National Youth Service Corps, he served in various Ministries and Departments in the Borno State Government as an Accountant and rose to become a Zonal Accountant before he voluntarily resigned to join the Nigeria Police Force as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990. He was the Coordinator, Nigeria Police Building Society before moving on to Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) where he served as a team leader in charge of Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Advance Fee Fraud investigation.

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