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Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy
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Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy

A Director with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ayo Olowonihi, has been appointed as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, the EFCC has said. Olowonihi, who was on Grade Level 17 was suspended by the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in 2015 and then demoted to Grade 16 by Magu in 2017. The aggrieved director subsequently instituted a case against the EFCC before the National Industrial Court. According to court documents, Olowonihi said Magu had on November 19, 2015, summoned him to his office accusing him of being behind some damning online publications on the activities of the commission and against the person of the chairman. He said on Magu’s directive, he was interrogated, his official computer taken away, while he two phones (MTN and GLO) we...
Appeal Court Reverses Magu’s Demotion Of EFCC Director
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Appeal Court Reverses Magu’s Demotion Of EFCC Director

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Tuesday, reversed the demotion of the former Commandant of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Academy, Mr Ayo Olowonihi. The court affirmed the February 26, 2019 judgment of the National Industrial Court which had upturned Olowonihi’s demotion. Justice Yargata Nimpar, who read the lead judgment of a panel of the Court of Appeal, held that the lower court was right in declaring as invalid the EFCC’s handbook used in disciplining him as it was not approved by the commission. The court held that his demotion did not follow due process, therefore, unlawful, illegal and should be set aside. It upheld the judgment of Justice Musa Kado to the effect that while the chairman of the commission or the secretary had the right to initiate disc...

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