Magu faults promotion of EFCC staff over alleged N42bn bribe

1489, CSP Abdul Suleiman

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has faulted the promotion of the head of the Intelligence and Special Operations Section(ISOS) of the anti-graft agency, CSP Abdul Suleiman.

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CSP Abdul, who was seconded to the anti-graft agency is one of the six police officers whose promotion by the Police Service Commission was announced at the weekend.

“CSP Abdul currently with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the course of his duty recovered a whopping sum of #42billion for the federal government. He had earlier been commended by the former Inspector General of Police and recommended for consideration by the Chairman of the EFCC,” a statement released by the Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani on Friday announcing CSP Abdul Suleiman’s promotion among five others claimed.

But in a statement the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren released on Saturday where the commission hailed Mr. Adamu Dan Musa, its head of operations in Kano Zonal Office, who led the team that recovered $9.7million and 74,000 pound sterling loot former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu hid in a slum in Kaduna, the anti-graft agency faulted claim made by Police Service Commission about CSP Abdul’s refusal of N42bn bribe.

The statement reads partly: “The EFCC boss also used the opportunity to clarify the misleading information in a release by the Police Service Commission (PSC) concerning the promotion of six policemen for outstanding performance.

“One of the newly promoted officers, Suleiman Abdul, who is currently on secondment at the EFCC, was purportedly promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police because he “recently recovered N42billion for the Federal Government”.

“Magu said he is unaware of any recent recovery by the officer.

“He may have made recovery in the past. But in the last six years I am not aware of any recovery by the officer to warrant commendation by the commission.”

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