Salami Panel recommends Magu’s sack

Ø  Says next EFCC chairman should come from outside Police 

Emerging report has revealed that the sack of Ibrahim Magu, as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who is a police commissioner, has been recommended by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on his investigation, headed by Justice Ayo Salami panel. The Justice Salami Panel, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, also requested the president to appoint a new EFCC chairman in an interim position for two years. The panel also recommended that President Buhari should also look outside the police force in appointing the next chairman.  The Panel’s Chairman, after presenting the report to the President, said it recommended that the next head of the anti-corruption agency should come from outside of the Police Force.  Noting that the four chairmen of EFCC since inception were from the police, the retired Justice of the Court of Appeal also recommended that in appointing a new chairman consideration should be given to candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and core staff of the EFCC as provided in the EFCC establishment Act of 2004.  Justice Salami stated that he believes this will help the commission better reposition itself for greater effectiveness.  

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