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Group Wants Magu Removed As EFCC Chairman

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The Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Change Initiative (CNTCI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu over recent revelation by Mohammed Umar’s that he was fronting for Mr Magu. 

The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Oladimeji Ayo in Abuja and made available to LEADERSHIP, said following allegations that Air Commodore Mohammed Umar (Retd) was awarded N43 million contract to furnish the Maitama apartment of the EFCC chairman’s in Abuja.

According to the him, the apartment which was rented for N40 million for two years at a time the nation is undergoing economic recession is enough reason for the president to relieve Magu of his appointment.

He added that, the Magu-led EFCC is not different from his predecessor, Ibrahim Larmorde whose tenure was accused of diverting N1 trillion of recovered funds by the commission.

The statement reads in part, “We hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari not to sweep under the carpet, the revelation by Thisday Newspaper of the 10th of June, 2016 that Mohammed Umar who was a member of the Presidential Arms procurement probe panel that the $1.5 million recovered from him is for a ranking member of the panel from EFCC which Magu is the only representative of EFCC in the panel.

“This is a verifiable report and it is still happening. It is high time we call a spade a spade by bringing to book those with corruption tendencies that could damage the good image of Mr President and his administration.

“Mr President has a divine mandate to rescue the country, with his wisdom, our economy is being diversified. For the first time since the exploration of crude oil in Nigeria, we have a budget of over N6 trillion with 20 per cent contribution from the sale of crude oil. IT is amazing, it shows we are moving forward, but with some people like Mr. Magu as the head of our anti-corruption agency, we shall move nowhere.”

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