The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has debunked speculation that its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been removed from office.
“It is not true,” spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday.
The rumour of Magu’s sack hit the social media and some traditional media websites in the early hours of Saturday.
The report said Magu had been redeployed to the Nigeria Police Force to pave way for a fresh nominee by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The report also said the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had already notified the EFCC Acting Chairman on the development through a letter.