The real reasons acting chairman of EFCC was rejected by the Senate has been revealed
letter sent to the Assembly contained incriminatory details that pinned the
that Ibrahim Magu was accused following his placement on disciplinary process
and given severe reprimand for actions prejudicial to state security
Justice to media on Friday March 24, gave insights to the incriminatory details
filed by the SSS to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister
of Justice in respect of the EFCC boss denial by the Senate in December 2016
which mentioned a letter from the AGF dated 19 December, 2016 with reference
number HAGF/DSS/2016/VOL1/7, gave more perceptions into the security report presented
to the Senate.
Folashade Bello on behalf of the DG SSS, provided details of how the SSS reached
its 14-paragraph indictment of Magu in its October 3, 2016 report to the
total of 12 documents) providing details of the discoveries on Magu.
according to the report, contained minutes of the 20th plenary meeting of the
Police Service Commission on 20th December 2010, chaired by Mr Parry Osayande.
The annexure indicates that Magu was indicted after he was placed on disciplinary
process and awarded “severe reprimand” for actions prejudicial to state
according to the report, contained a copy of professional statement of Air
Commodore Mohammed Umar (rtd) who claimed to be the owner of a company that
furnished the residence of Magu.
report said, contained an allegedly forged memo said to have originated from
the office of the Vice President but recovered from the home of Umar. The
report stated that the vice president’s office formally disowned the said memo.
document presented a letter from the office of the vice president affirming
that Annexure ‘C’ was forged.
SSS indicated that it attached a copy of the progress report which was a
confidential document from the Chief of Staff to the President but found in
also said to contain bank documents in respect of EFCC’s recovery funds account
said to have also been found in the residence of Umar during a search.
said to contain a letter from the office of the National Security Adviser on
the request to freeze an account which was recovered from Umar’s residence.
contained a document addressed to the EFCC chairman from the NNPC on request to
stop a debit order on an account. It was said to have been recovered from
recovered from Umar’s residence and they are said to contain sensitive
documents belonging to the EFCC but emanating from the NNPC.
residence after a search.
officer appointed as Ag. Chairman of EFCC should by all means be of impeccable
credentials, with proven integrity and capacity to lead the nation’s fight
against graft in high and low places. This far, it is evident from Magu’s
antecedents that he is by no means that kind of officer.”
tastefully furnished accommodation without any scrutiny of how it was