EFCC chair Magu orders arrest of agency’s director, others

By 11:31 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 Comments

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial

Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has

ordered the arrest of a director and five officers for

the alleged leakage of information and corrupt


The agency is investigating some of its top

operatives, who are believed to be living above

their earnings.

The massive clean-up has caused tension in the

commission because of the likely sack of bad eggs.

A source said: “The no-nonsense acting chairman

of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission,

Ibrahim Magu, has commenced a massive clean-up

of the agency with the arrest of some officers.

“Those affected are a director and five officers who

are causing disaffection and engaging in corrupt


“We will not release their names until the

investigation is completed.”

The source also gave details on the allegations

against the six suspects.

“They were allegedly involved in unauthorised

leakages of official information and causing

damaging reports based on false information to be

published against the commission by bloggers.

“The action of the officers is prejudicial to

discipline and violates their oath of allegiance.

“Those in custody include a director, some senior

and lower cadre officers, including a former senior

operative, who was dismissed for corruption and

involvement in cult activities.

“In recent times, the EFCC has been at the receiving

end of negative reports by bloggers and the

mainstream media, targeting its leadership. The

malicious reports have done untold damage to the

reputation of the commission.

“Available facts showed that the staff, who

operated as a syndicate, were desperately

projecting the management staff to take over the

leadership of the commission while attacking the

integrity, professionalism and reputation of the


“The investigation is still o, with the possibility of

more arrests in the coming days.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC has started probing workers

and operatives living above their means.

It was also learnt that some workers, who used to

collect bribes to influence investigation, were being

sorted out.

Another source said: “We have some workers using

exotic cars above their income or family

inheritance. We are looking into the activities of

these workers in order to rid this commission of

bad eggs.

“Also in focus of the discreet investigators are

workers against which allegations of corruption

have been made by the public.

“This clean-up has created tension in the anti-graft

agency. Magu has vowed to ginger up the anti-graft

campaign and he will leave no stone unturned.”



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