ontroversy trails promotion of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), as Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi insists it came after his retirement raising likely fresh issues around the anti-graft chief fate.
Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed the promotion after retirement when he featured as guest on the weekly ministerial briefing by the Presidential Communication team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday approved promotion of the former EFCC boss just about when his retirement from the Police was due, having clocked 60 on May 5, 2022.
Magu had been investigated by a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, which had since submitted its report in which it recommended the retirement of Magu in 2020.
When asked why he was promoted, the Minister said it was the responsibility of the PSC, which is under the Presidency, to provide the answer.
But he affirmed that Magu had already retired, noting that being retired would not preclude him from any disciplinary measures should the need arise.