“Apart from courting trouble by
attempting to probe NSA Monguno, Magu’s insubordination is indeed telling where
the inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had once accused him of, part of
the reason no one is pleading for him, as he had once attempted to probe the
National Security Adviser (NSA) who was said to be instrumental to his
appointment, signalling the origin of his troubles”- Source
was the submission of a source who confided in urban Express News-online in
what may have triggered the ongoing probe of the chairman of the Economic And
Financial Crime Commission (Efcc), Ibrahim Magu, coming with an allegation of
corruption levelled against him!
Express News equally gathered that the suspended EFCC Chairman has been in the police
detention since Monday when he was said to have been arrested in front of the
old EFCC headquarters on Fomella street, wuse 2 in Abuja and was forced to
appear before the presidential panel headed by the former court of Appeal
president, Justice Ayo Salami.
was learnt that top officials of the EFCC were also invited to either
corroborate or fault some narratives Magu had raised before the panel yesterday
(Thursday) as the probe panel continues in its investigation.
The suspended chairman was said to have been subjected to several hours of
interrogation on (Thursday) yesterday where he was asked to
respond to 22 allegations levelled against him by the Attorney General of the
federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in his memo to President
alleged Diversion of recovered loot, Magu was accused of selling or
mysteriously releasing about 157 oil seized in port Harcourt without following
by the Auditor General of the federation last year alleged that about N13.96bn
recorded as salaries and wages in the consolidated financial statement of the
Economic and Financial crime Commission was not in the anti-graft agency’s
balance submitted for reconciliation.
from Justice Salami, other members of the presidential Panel investigating Magu
are a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mike Ogbizi representing the
Nigeria Police Force; Hassan Abdullahi representing the Department of State
Services and Douglas Ekuweme who is an official of the Nigerian Financial
include Mallam Shamsudeen representing the Office of the Accountant-General of
the Federation, Mohammed Abubakar from the Federal Ministry of Justice and Mr.
Kazeem Atilebi representing Civil Society Organisations.