The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has praised the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos for persistently improving its relationship with the Commission.
He disclosed this as he received fifty pieces of seats donated by the German Embassy to the Commission’s office in Lagos.
Ibrahim Magu, who had his say via Muhammed Rabo, Zonal Head, EFCC, Lagos, revealed that the furniture would make training within EFCC’s conference hall in Lagos office a lot smoother.
He appreciated Germany for recognizing their effort.
His words, “We want to sincerely thank you for this gesture.
“Indeed, this gesture is proof of your recognition of the worthy efforts of the Commission to stamp out corruption from our society.
“We also look forward to receiving greater support from you to enhance our performances as the leading anti-graft agency in the country.”
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Ibrahim Magu (born 5 May, 1962) is a Nigerian police officer who was appointed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 09 November, 2015 after chairman Ibrahim Lamorde (who has earlier served twice) was sacked by President 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.
On 4 August 2008, he was arrested following allegations that police discovered EFCC files and a computer containing classified documents at his Abuja residence. Presently, 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.
Magu remains unconfirmed as the Chairman of EFFC which is one of the challenges and controversies being faced by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on appointments and nominations confirmation. The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday, 28 April 2018 announced the promotion of 18 senior officers after her 27th Plenary Meeting which ended in Abuja where Magu was promoted to the rank of a full commissioner from deputy commissioner.