Despite retirement, Magu will still be prosecuted if indicted – Minister

By Idris Saidu

365Daily – Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has said the newly promoted former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, will be prosecuted if eventually indicted by the probe panel chaired by retd. Justice Ayo Salami.

365Daily recalls that Magu appeared before the Salami panel in July 2020 on allegations against him by the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.

The investigative panel, upon conclusion of its assignment, submitted its findings to the President in Nov. 2020 but since then, no further action has been taken.

Dingyadi, while fielding questions from State House correspondents on why the Police authorities were yet to act on the recommendations of the panel but chose to promote Magu to the position of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police before his eventual retirement, stated:

“This is an issue that should have been addressed by the Police Service Commission, who have  the responsibility to conduct promotions of the police.

”They are not here. And I am aware that the Police Service Commission is directly under the presidency.

”So, I cannot speak for them. But what I know  is that Mr. Magu has already retired and that is what I can tell you now.

”The fact that he was promoted is a matter for the Police Commission to, maybe, throw more light on.

”I’m not aware of the position of government  on the report you are talking about and I think it is still being under consideration.

”It doesn’t mean that when he retires, the laws will not catch up with him whenever he is found guilty.

”So, I think it’s not completely finished business.”


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