The Presidency has reacted to speculations making the rounds that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is planning to promote Ibrahim Magu, the former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Reacting to the speculations, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President is not responsible for promotions in the Nigerian Police Force.
According to Shehu, promotion of such nature is the business of the Police Service Commission, PSC. He added that the PSC would determine Magu’s eligibility.
This clarification is coming a few days after the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, raised the alarm over what it described as a plan by President Buhari to promote Magu.
EveryEvery.ng reported that Kola Ologbodiyan, the party’s spokesman condemned what he described as the plan to promote Magu, despite his open indictment for abuse of office and corruption.
According to the main opposition party, the plan to promote Magu to Assistant Inspector General of Police confirms that the Buhari-led administration is a sanctuary of corruption.
The party further accused Buhari of rewarding corruption by promoting an individual indicted for treasury looting instead of allowing justice to take its course.
The PDP noted that reports of planned promotion for Magu had heightened apprehension in the public space that some cabals in the Buhari Presidency are overburdened with corruption complicity.
Meanwhile, the party urged the Police Service Commission to resist the pressure from the corrupt cabal in the Buhari administration to promote Magu.