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Suspended EFCC boss Magu promoted to AIG rank

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Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been elevated to the level of Assistant Inspector-General of Police.

Magu, alongside 15 other senior officers were promoted by the Police Service Commission at its 15th plenary meeting on Friday.

The Commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, revealing that the former anti-graft boss and seven Commissioners of Police were promoted to Assistant Inspectors General of Police.

“The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim who is the most senior in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme; Akeera Mohammed Younous; Celestine Amechi Elumelu; Ngozi Vivian Onadeko and Danladi Bitrus Lalas (Airwing),” the statement read.

Ani further stated that the commission also approved the promotion of 23 Deputy Commissioners to the next rank of Commissioners of Police; 31 Assistant Commissioners to Deputy Commissioners of Police and 63 Chief Superintendents of Police promoted to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

Magu’s elevation amid talks over his expected retirement from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) since he already clocked the mandatory retirement age of 60 on May 5.

It would be recalled that he was suspended as the Acting Chairman of the EFCC on July 20, 2020 following allegations of gross misconduct levelled against him. Several months later, Abdulrasheed Bawa was appointed to replace Magu.

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