– EFCC Ag Boss, Ibrahim Magu arrested by DSS
– Charged for living a high profiled life, siding with suspected criminals, among others
The Department of State Services, DSS has on Monday, arrested the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Magu was arrested at the the Wuse II office of the DSS for abetting criminal acts, living a flamboyant life, among other charges.
The acting chairman of the EFCC who is currently under interogation by the DSS at the Headquarters, Abuja, was arrested based on a 2016 report by the DSS which confirmed that Magu is living in a N40m mansion.
Moreso, the police service commission in 2010, found Ibrahim Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security, which included withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, he was however awarded severe reprimand as punishment.
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Furthermore, Magu was charged for having personal relationship or links with Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, Rtd., a questionable businessman with past criminal activities which has led to his arrest several times.
“Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid [for] from the commission’s finances, but by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.” SaharaReporters reported.
“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the cost of N43m.
“Investigations show that the acting EFCC chairman regularly embarked on official and private trips through a private jet owned by Mohammed.
“In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri alongside Mohammed with a bank MD who was being investigated by the EFCC over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the immediate past petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.” Nigeria News gathered.
Also, DSS accused Magu of having a beneficiary relationship with the said Mohammed.
“Magu has fostered a beneficial relationship with Mohammed who by his confession approaches clients for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns,” the DSS report said.
In addition, the EFCC boss was also charged for living a high profile lifestyle which contradicts the directives given by the president.
He was reported to have on the 24th of June, 2016 travelled to Saudi Arabia in a first-class flight by Emirates airlines to the year’s Hajj, this is regardless the directives of the president that instructed all public servants to travel in economy class.
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