FCT Police Chief, Ciroma Replaces Magu

The Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Bala Ciroma has been named as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Magu is currently under investigation for some misconduct and was suspended yesterday by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Magu was accused of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami

Bala Ciroma, prior to becoming FCT CP was described as a shrewd crack detective. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) of the FCT Police Command.

Ciroma was also at a time the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Welfare) in the Finance and Administration Department at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He is said to have demonstrated a penchant for diligence in the over 25 years he has been in the police. He was between 2012 and 2013, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, FCT Command, and Assistant Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters.

Ciroma also spent time between 2011 and 2012 as Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID, Kano State Command, and from 2004 to 2008; he was Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Magu had been reaching out through his aides to state his innocence with claims that he knows nothing of the many allegations against him.

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