President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Thursday, debunked reports making the rounds that he attempted to influence the promotion of a former corrupt Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, .
The Police Service Commission, PSC, in a statement by its Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, had in a reaction to certain Media reports, also denied that the Commission considered Magu for promotion to his next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG.
An online medium ( had claimed that President Buhari was pressuring the PSC to include the former EFCC Acting Chairman on the promotion list.
However, reacting to the Media report in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he distanced President Buhari from the activities of the PSC, saying that, Magu’s fate depends on the outcome of the investigation.
The statement reads in part: “We will be happy if your paper can correct the misinformation published that President Buhari has ordered the promotion of Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Magu.
“As you can see, the PDP has taken off from there, issuing one of those thoughtless Press releases of theirs. President Buhari, or any Nigerian President for that matter, is not responsible for promotions in the Police. That is the business of the Police Service Commission, PSC.
“In the case of the gentleman in question, who is currently under investigation, common sense dictates that his eligibility will be determined by that outcome.
“The PSC could have given you the correct position on this, if there was an effort to reach them.”