Presidency flushed out top EFCC officials tagged ‘Magu boys’, hand them over to police even though no offense has been levelled against them.
With the investigation of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC still in progress as many names are being mentioned daily, the presidency has laid hands on top officials of the commission with no particular offense levelled against them yet.
THE Presidency has flushed out all the operatives considered to be too loyal to the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The 20 officials, who the government has identified as ‘Magu boys’ comprised zonal and sectional heads, who were the arrowheads of the EFCC’s investigations, arrest and prosecution over the years.
These officials, according to a close source, are believed to be handling ‘very sensitive corruption cases,’ some of which involve very senior government officials and politicians in both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as top businessmen and allies of politicians across the country.
They are likely to be replaced with another set of officers to be selected by the Presidency after the emergence of a new EFCC boss.
Vanguard reported that an anonymous source revealed that the officials, whose offences were not disclosed as at the time of filing this report last night, were redeployed to the Police Headquarters based on the instruction of the Federal Government.
The source said: “Please, don’t forget that these are very brilliant officers who were on top of very sensitive cases involving all categories of politicians and businessmen across the country who have sacrificed their health, time and safety to investigate economic and financial crimes and bring the culprits to book but they have now been flushed in one fell swoop.
“They still have a career to pursue in the police force and for this reason, their names are undisclosed for now and no offence has been levelled against any of them by the Federal Government as we speak.’’
It will be recalled that Magu had been allowed to appear before the Justice Ayo Salami panel on Monday and was asked general questions based on issues raised against him but the panel is yet to avail him of details of the accusations levelled against him.
Shortly after taking him on, the panel adjourned sitting till next Tuesday when it is expected Magu would be formally confronted with the allegations and his response taken.
However, the panel has kept Magu in darkness as to what allegations are levelled against him and will only feed him in when they had gathered enough evidence from the concerned individuals.
With the investigation being prolonged, what do you think will be the fate of Ibrahim Magu? Or what Allegations do you think is levelled against the so called “Magu Boys”?
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