Here’s What We Know About Ibrahim Magu’s Arrest By The DSS
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been captured by the Department of State Services.
He was captured at the Wuse II office of the DSS on Monday evening and is presently experiencing cross examination at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.
The DSS in a 2016 report uncovered that Magu was living in a N40m Mansion.
Let’s go to 2008
In August 2008, when Farida Waziri was the commission’s chairman, Magu was alleged to be in the possession of some sensitive documents which were not supposed to be at his disposal. These documents were allegedly discovered at his residence. He was redeployed to the police after days of detention, and was suspended from the force afterwards.
The report by the DSS reads thus “In December 2010, the Police Service Commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security – withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him severe reprimand as punishment.
Magu and Umar Muhammed
“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.
“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.
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“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.
“Furthermore, the EFCC boss has so far maintained a high-profile lifestyle. This is exemplified by his preference for first-class air travels. On 24 June, 2016, he flew Emirate airlines first-class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at the cost of N2.9m. This is in spite of Mr President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.
Magu is yet to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of the EFCC despite occupying the position in acting capacity for many years.
Nigerians React on Twitter
The Only Lawyer than can save Magu from EFCC.
May I call him my lord?
My lord may I? pic.twitter.com/YQ9NqTIj6r
— Somto 🚨 🇳🇬 (@SomtoSocial) July 6, 2020
It’s Funny but not funny how EFCC Magu was arrested today which is #NoCorruptionDay by DSS.
You know a country is in decline when those who are supposed to curtail crimes are the ones aiding, abaiting and involving themselves in crime.
It’s better we sell this country now!! pic.twitter.com/j2N4z43h5w
— Elder Seun (@iamseunalaofin) July 6, 2020
Naira Marley was quoted
DSS arrests EFCC acting director Magu.
Nairamarley is never wrong.
Ole ni everybody!!!
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) July 6, 2020
— Wilfred (@Wilfredshady) July 6, 2020