List of the three nominees recommended by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to President Muhammadu Buhari as replacement for the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Malam Ibrahim Magu, have emerged.
Already, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Sani Usman, said to have been vetted for the EFCC topmost job by President Muhammadu Buhari is topping the list of nominees.
Current FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma, who had once served as EFCC Head of Operations, is also on the list of nominees being considered for the job, just like retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police from Kebbi State.
President Buhari, it was learnt, had also vetted retired DIG Usman and Ms. Diseye Nsirim-Poweigba, a retired police commissioner in Niger State, as possible replacement for Magu.
The EFCC acting chairman has been in acting capacity since November 9, 2015, following the 8th Senate’s rejection of his nomination twice.
Last week, Malami sent a memo to the President recommending Ibrahim Magu’s immediate sack as head of the anti-graft agency over alleged multiple offences bearing on the diversion of recovered assets, insubordination and misconduct.
The AGF has, however, since kept mute on the development, refusing to deny or confirm sending the memo to the President.
But Magu himself is unperturbed over Malami’s moves to oust him from office, according to sources, as he has continued to carry on with his job.