Possible Replacement For the deposed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has emerged, 9News Nigeria has learnt.
The Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Olanipekun Olukoyede, will take over as acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Daily Independent newspaper had earlier on Tuesday 7th July 2020 made novel report about the replacement. According to Daily Independent, Mr Olukoyede will replace the suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu till further notice.
Recall that Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede was confirmed by the Senate as the Secretary to the EFCC in November 2018.The confirmation was in accordance with Section 2(3) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004.
Before then, Olukoyede who was the Chief of Staff to then EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 10, 2018 to replace Emmanuel Aremo, whose five-year tenure expired in July 2018.
A seasoned and erudite lawyer with several years of experience at the Bar, Olukoyede is a regulatory compliance consultant, who specialises in compliance management, corporate intelligence and fraud management.
He is a certified fraud examiner who has led and managed investigation and civil litigation of fraud and financial crimes in International development project.
He is a widely traveled scholar who has attended a number of training programmes within and outside of Nigeria, focusing on fraud and corruption investigation.
He also specialises in Anti-Corruption Research and Analysis, Corporate and Business Intelligence Gathering and Process.
9News Nigeria had reported on Monday that Mr. Ibrahim Magu was suspended from his office as the Acting Chairman of EFCC following allegations of massive financial misconducts levelled against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, being interrogated by the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigative panel, was on Tuesday, moved back to the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau (FCID).
His grilling at the hands of the panel members that took place at the State House Conference Centre ended at about 8:30 pm.