The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu has been arrested by the DSS today.
Following the allegations that he owns four properties and transfers funds abroad through
a third party.
the Department of the State Service, DSS made a move on the acting
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Magu.
This arrest was made public via a statement issued by the DSS.
Magu had been accused of graft by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation
(AGF), few days ago.
Malami requested President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty”
allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot.
Below is the statement released by the DSS which was obtained by sahara reporters.
“In December 2010, the Police Service Commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action
prejudicial to state security – withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorized
removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him
severe reprimand as punishment.
“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.
“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 has fostered a beneficial relationship with Mohammed who by his confession
approaches clients for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns,”
the DSS report said.