Acting President Yemi Osinbajo reiterates that Magu cannot be removed by anybody


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the status of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying Magu cannot be removed by anybody.

Osinbajo spoke through Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai shortly before the commissioning of the EFCC zonal office in Kaduna.

This came just as the EFCC chief called for establishment of special prison for corrupt Nigerians in Sambisa forest.

Osinbajo said he held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue, adding that the President insisted that Magu would remain the EFCC chairman.

In his welcome address, Governor El-Rufai said he had recovered over N500 million from corrupt past government officials and contractors without anybody knowing.

He, however, added that those corrupt officials will be handed over to the EFCC in due course for prosecution.

According to the governor, he encouraged the establishment of EFCC zonal office in Kaduna because the state has zero tolerance for financial irregularities.

On the location of prison in Sambisa forest, Magu urged the judicial arm of government should cooperate with EFCC for the prison to become a reality.