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Magu dropped as Police commission promotes 24 CPs to AIG rank

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The Police Service Commission, PSC, has dropped the name of a former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, while promoting 24 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police.

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DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Magu is currently holding the rank of Commissioner. of Police.

The Commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Thursday, said the decision was taken during the Commission’s 12th Plenary Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday presided over by Commission’s chairman, Musiliu Smith.

The statement said: “The Commission declined the promotion of CP Magu pending clearance from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General of Police”.

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Mr Magu, who served as acting chairman of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, was rejected twice by the Senate for confirmation.

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