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DSS Arrests Acting EFCC Chairman Magu

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II, Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday over allegations that he was siphoning part of money recovered by the commission from suspected looters.

Despite a stiff resistance by Magu’s security details to prevent the arrest of their principal, DSS operatives succeeded in arresting him.

The EFFC chair was taken directly to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he is to appear before a presidential panel sitting at the Banquet Hall of the villa.

The panel is investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation. Abubakar Malami.

Recall that Malami had recently asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu based on bad conduct.

Mr. Magu was said to have accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.

He was also accused of disposing of assets, especially buildings seized from corrupt politicians and others, without approval, or knowledge of the AGF’s office, which is the supervisory ministry of the EFCC.
The AGF had listed 22 offences allegedly committed by Magu.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that EFCC boss travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates without the authorisation of the president during the COVID-19 lockdown.

He claimed he went for an investigation when he was questioned.

Magu has been in an acting capacity since the National Assembly twice refused to confirm his nomination to head the anti-graft agency.

The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, is yet to give an update on Magu’s arrest.

 

 

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