DSS Arrests Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Magu who is the acting Chairman of the EFCC has been arrested by the Department of State Services(DSS).

He was arrested at the Wuse 11 office in Abuja of the DSS this Monday afternoon for transferring funds abroad through a third party.

In the year 2016, the department of state services revealed that accused of living an N40million mansion paid for by one Umar Mohammed.

Umar Mohammed is a retired air commodore who is allegedly involved in shady deals.

Likewise in the year 2010, the police service commission reported that Ibrahim Magu was found guilty of action prejudiced to state security withholding of EFCC files.

Investigations tell the acting EFCC chairman regularly embarked on official and private trips through a private jet owned by Mohammed.

In one of the trips, Ibrahim Magu flew to Maiduguri together with Mohammed with a bank Managing Director who was being investigated by the EFCC over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by Diezani Alison-Madueke, the immediate past minister of Petroleum.

Additionally, the EFCC boss has so far maintained a high-profile lifestyle.

On 24 June 2016, he flew Emirate airlines first-class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at the cost of N2.9million in spite of the president’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.

In the DSS report, it was said, “Magu has fostered a beneficial relationship with Mohammed who by his confession approaches clients for possible exploitation, favors, and associated returns.”

Despite Ibrahim Magu occupying the position as an acting capacity for years, he is yet to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of the EFCC.

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