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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Recovered vehicles auctioned to Presidential Villa, ministries – Magu



The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says some of the vehicles recovered by the EFCC were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Services and other agencies.

He further stated that some of these agencies had not paid for the vehicles but there was an arrangement that the money would be deducted from their financial allocation.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Former EFCC boss, Magu released after 10 days detention



Suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody after 10 days in detention. Premium Times and other frontline national dailies have reported that Magu was released earlier today, Wednesday July 15, 2020.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Identity Of Pastor Who Helped Magu To Buy Property Worth N573m In Dubai Exposed



Identity of a Pastor, who allegedly helped the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu to buy a landed property worth N573 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has now been revealed.

The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA), in its report, disclosed that one Prophet Emmanuel Omale, a pastor at Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, was said to have been used by Magu to launder funds.

Omale’s name was reportedly uncovered during an investigation on EFCC’s activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

It should be recalled that Prophet Emmanuel Omale, in his prophesies for 2020, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will reappoint, Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman in spite of massive gang up. He also said that the war on corruption will jail two ex-governors who are currently serving as Senators.

Magu is currently being interrogated by a panel headed by Ayo Salami, former president of the appeal court.

He has been accused of not being transparent in managing assets recovered by the commission.

Prophet Omale’s name was reportedly uncovered during an investigation on EFCC’s activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

According to the report, the cleric bought a landed property worth N573 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on behalf of Magu.

“Another individual who is helping in laundering funds for the Acting Chairman and who has been referred to in several petitions is one Pastor Emmanuel Omale (Hand of God Prophetic Ministry),” the report read.

“He is reported to have travelled to Dubai with Mr Magu and his name was used in purchasing property in Dubai for Mr Magu.

“As an unknown pastor, the NFIU’s report showed huge movement of funds ranging from N573,228,040.41.”

The report also covered the case of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum.

PCARA accused Magu of failing to cooperate with authorities in the United Kingdom to facilitate effective prosecution of the case.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

PRESIDENCY STATEMENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF MR. IBRAHIM MAGU



A series of documented allegations were made against the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Following a preliminary review of the allegations leveled against the Ag. Chairman and several other members of his staff, there were grounds for a detailed investigation to be conducted.

Hence, an investigative panel was constituted in compliance with the extant laws governing the convening of such a body.

As is the proper procedure, when allegations are made against the Chief Executive of an institution, and in this case an institution that ought to be seen as beyond reproach, the Chief Executive has to step down from his post and allow for a transparent and unhindered investigation.

The EFCC does not revolve around the personality of an individual, and as such cannot be seen through the prism of any individual.

Therefore, the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, allows the institution to continue carrying out its mandate without the cloud of investigation hanging over its head.

The EFCC has many good, hardworking men and women who are committed to its ideal and ensuring that the wealth of our country isn’t plundered and wherein there is an act of misappropriation such person(s) are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, Mr. Magu is being availed the opportunity to defend himself and answer the allegations against him. This is how it should be, as is the fact that under the Laws of Nigeria every citizen is presumed and remains innocent until proven guilty.

We must realize that the fight against corruption is not a static event, but a dynamic and ever evolving process, in which the EFCC is just one actor; and as we continue to work towards improving our democratic process so shall every institution of ours also embark on that journey of evolution.

What is however important is that there must be accountability and transparency and our people must realize that they would be held to account. This is the building block in the fight against corruption, the establishment of the concept of Accountability and the recognition of the Rule of Law.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets



Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was on Wednesday July 8 grilled and asked to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil.

He was also grilled on disposal of assets worth N37 billion by Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. The allegations were reportedly levelled against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Vanguard reported that the panel started quizzing Magu on Monday after his arrest by detectives in Abuja. On Tuesday, he was grilled on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of seized assets and N504 billion declared by the commission.

The suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency was grilled on the ground floor of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Area 10, Abuja and it was also learnt that the AGF raised about 20 allegations against him.

A presidential source told the publication that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss was being done to give him the opportunity to clear himself of the weighty allegations. Magu's lawyer reportedly joined him as he was being interrogated by the panel.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

EFCC: Osinbajo clears air on receiving N4billion from Magu



Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to reports that former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, gave him N4billion.

Reports had claimed that Osinbajo also allegedly gave instructions to Magu to release some of the recovered loots.

But reacting, a statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, on Wednesday, described the report as fake news.

He explained that Osinbajo has never been involved in such shady activities.

He said, “Inundated by wide circulation of Fake News about VP’s purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, please rest assured they’re all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image.

“The VP hasn’t and will never be involved in any such shady activities.”

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

FCT CP, Bala Ciroma Replaces Ibrahim Magu As New EFCC Boss



The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma has replaced Ibrahim Magu as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Recall that Magu was grilled for over six hours by a presidential panel led by the former President of the appeal court, Justice Ayo Salami, before he was detained at the FCID and finally suspended today, July 7.

Magu was accused of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami

Bala Ciroma, prior to becoming FCT CP was described as a shrewd crack detective. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) of the FCT Police Command.

Ciroma was also at a time the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Welfare) in the Finance and Administration Department at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He is said to have demonstrated a penchant for diligence in the over 25 years he has been in the police. He was between 2012 and 2013, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, FCT Command, and Assistant Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters.

Ciroma also spent time between 2011 and 2012 as Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID, Kano State Command, and from 2004 to 2008; he was Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Meanwhile, Magu has been leading the EFCC in an acting capacity since 2016, where he oversaw numerous high-profile corruption cases with many undergoing trials and others being sentenced.

Magu has strongly denied any wrongdoing and his aides have argued that he handled the position diligently without having anything to do with corrupt practices.

FG Prepares Prosecution Of Suspended Ibrahim Magu



The Federal Government is set to begin the prosecution of embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over corruption allega­tions leveled against him.

Magu, who was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services (DSS) personnel and policemen at the Wuse II of­fice of the EFCC, is facing an interagency committee led by Justice Ayo Salami, which is investigating allegations against him.

He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning.

Daily Independent also gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Magu’s suspension from office following recom­mendations from the Ayo Salami panel. Secretary to EFCC, Olanipekun Olu­koyede, will take over as act­ing chairman of the anti-graft agency.

It was gathered that while the committee asked him to step down pending the conclu­sion of the investigation, he remained adamant prompt­ing the panel to recommend his suspension to the presi­dent.

Magu’s Probe Continues In Aso Rock

There are indications that the embattled EFCC chair­man may have given up on the bid to save his job as the Justice Ayo Salami-led pan­el investigating allegations against him continued on Tuesday.

Early findings on Tuesday, showed Magu moved some of his belongings out of the headquarters of the commis­sion, signaling that he may not return to his position upon the conclusion of the investigation.

According to impeccable security sources, the EFCC boss instructed his aides to move his belongings from the office on Tuesday morn­ing while he was on his way to the presidency for the second day of his grilling.

The source disclosed that the aides came to the EFCC headquarters in two vehicles to pack some of his belong­ings while it was gathered that the aides may come again on Wednesday to pack what remains in the office.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Presidency Suspends Acting EFCC Boss, Magu



Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been suspended by the Presidency. Magu was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an interagency committee investigating corruption allegations against him. Ibrahim Magu. He was detained at the FCID in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning. A source in the Presidency confirmed that Magu has now been suspended pending when a decision will be taken on him.

Monday, 6 July 2020

UPDATE: DSS denies arrest of EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu



The Department of State Services (DSS) has refuted some media reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a press statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja on Monday by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services.

The statement titled; “OFFICIAL: Dagu is Not Arrested by DSS” stated; “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.

“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.” However, Vanguard reliably gathered that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, is being grilled by a panel set up to investigate alleged infractions against him.

The panel is sitting at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa (Old Banquet Hall) Abuja. Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had recently written to President Muhammadu Buhari on why the EFCC boss should be replaced having been rejected many times for confirmation by the National Assembly.

The former Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Lawal Daura had also written what was said to be damaging report against Magu to the senate.

Meanwhile, journalists who went to cover the event at about 3.20 pm, were turned back by security personnel. Even when the journalists who cover the State House decided to go to the press center at the Old Banquet Hall, they were politely told to excuse the place for a while.

“They said you people should excuse the use of this place for today,” a security official detailed to the venue, politely told reporters.
CREDIT: Vanguardnews

DSS arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu



Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.

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.

It was learnt that the security details to Magu put up a stiff resistance during the arrest of their principal, as they objected to the DSS move.

But he is now undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.

This is happening barely two weeks after the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) reportedly complained to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) about Magu’s conduct and advised that he should be relieved of his appointment.

The AGF 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 allegedly listed 22 offences allegedly committed by Magu, for which he should be sacked.

Magu has been in an acting capacity since the National Assembly twice refused to confirm his nomination to head the anti-graft agency after the president sent his name to the federal lawmakers on both occasions.

The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, could not be reached for comment on Magu’s arrest.

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