The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, can be described as a cat with nine lives.

He has survived several attempts by members of the National Assembly to kick him out of office in the past.

Despite several allegations against him, President Buhari simply remains his number one fan.

The President has once again demonstrated his support for Magu by asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to strike out suits seeking his removal.

“This honourable court cannot invoke its judicial powers under Section 6(6)(b) (of the Constitution) to hear and determine this case,” the President and the AGF stated in a preliminary objection challenging the competence of the suit.

The AGF took the legal position backing Magu’s appointment despite the reported strained relationship between the minister and the acting EFCC chairman.

There are said to be pending 17 suits filed in support and against Magu’s appointment, following the refusal of the Senate to confirm his appointment after two attempts by the president.

One of the suits is said to be pending before the Yola Division of the Federal High Court, another in the Kano Division, while the rest are pending before the Abuja Division of the court.

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