Monday, July 13, 2020

Ibrahim Magu

Biography of Ibrahim Magu

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.

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Ibrahim Magu was replaced
by Muhammed Umar as the acting EFCC
chairman.

Ibrahim 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.

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Early career

Ibrahim 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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He served as 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 to 2020.

Ibrahim 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
Ibrahim Magu was promoted to the rank of a full
commissioner from deputy commissioner.

At the end of the 8th Regional Conference of
Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth
Africa held at Transcorp Hilton ( Abuja, Nigeria )
on 19 May 2018, Ibrahim Magu has emerged their new
chairman. His appointment was the highpoint of
a five-day regional conference with the theme:

“Partnering Towards Assets Recovery and
Return”.

On May 29, 2018, the EFCC announced that 603
Nigerian figures had been convicted on
corruption charges since Buhari and Ibrahim Magu
assumed their offices in 2015. [19] The EFCC
also announced that for the first time in Nigeria's
history, judges and military officials were
prosecuted.

Suspension as EFCC
chairman

On 7 July 2020, Ibrahim Magu was suspended as the
chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) because of corruption
allegations leveled against him.

Reference

Ibrahim Magu by Wikipedia

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