Daily Global News reports, Justice Ayo Salami (rtd), of the Judicial commission of inquiry, has said that President Muhammadu Buhahari should consider disengaging the 979 Police officers attached to the EFCC within the next 2 years.

Daily Global News learnt that Ayo Salami said this while presenting the reports of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, Suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Friday.

Salami also recommended that President Mohammadu Buhari, should consider choosing the future head of the commission (EFCC) from other security agencies besides the Nigeria Police Force.

He stated: “Your Excellency, permit me to say that four successive chairmen of the EFCC from inception, have been drawn from the Police, therefore, in appointing a new chairman of EFCC, consideration should be given to candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and a qualified core staff of EFCC as provided in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment Act 2004).”

“It is also important to point out that at the moment, 970 po6licemen (114 drivers, 641 mobile Policemen and 215 operations), are on secondment in the EFCC, therefore an exit plan for the disengagement of the Police and other personnel within two years from now should be considered. This will address the issue of no promotion of core staff for over nine years.”

“Your Excellency, our thinking here is that whoever you are appointing other than a core EFCC staff, should be in the transitional capacity of two years during which period, the arrangement would be made for the appointment of any of the core staff who has been commended by National Crime Agency, UK and other international law enforcement for their professionalism.”


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