In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, July, 2020

Buhari Ordered DSS To Examine Magu In 2018

Buhari Ordered DSS To Investigate Magu In 2018

Ibrahim Magu

Magu and Buhari

Unknown to Ibrahim Magu, President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Division of State Providers (DSS) to analyze him way back to 2018, TheCable can report.

The DSS, which has a monetary crimes unit, performed the central position in unearthing the allegations for which the suspended appearing chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) is now dealing with a presidential probe.

The president was stated to have been shocked when the DSS offered a complete file on Magu which was “damning”.


“If Magu was a person who can learn the indicators, he ought to have requested himself why the president didn’t re-present his identify to the senate for affirmation as EFCC chairman for the reason that new nationwide meeting was inaugurated,”
a senior presidential supply instructed TheCable.

The present senate has by no means turned down any nominee of the president, not like the earlier one which refused to substantiate Magu.

Nevertheless, it will seem Magu finally acquired wind of the strikes towards him as he tried to ingratiate himself with the president.


“He got here to the mosque on the presidential villa to say Jumaat prayers together with the president on June 5, however the president was not very comfy with it,”
the supply stated.

“President Buhari prefers to wish together with his household and private aides, so he was not comfortable when Magu wangled his strategy to the mosque after the partial lifting of lockdown.

“An instruction was then issued that he shouldn’t be allowed to come back to the mosque.”

Magu prayed on the presidential villa on June 5 – a lot to Buhari’s discomfort

 

The set off for the DSS investigation, based on the supply, was the report of the presidential committee on audit of recovered property.

The three-member committee was inaugurated on November 22, 2017 by Buhari to audit all property recovered by businesses of the federal authorities from Might 29, 2015 when his authorities was inaugurated.

The committee was headed by Olufemi Lijadu, with Mohammad Nami and Gloria Bibigha as members.

Lijadu is now the chairman of the Securities and Alternate Fee (SEC) whereas Nami was appointed chairman of the Federal Inland Income Service (FIRS).

Bibigha works within the workplace of the auditor-general of the federation.

The committee submitted its report six months delayed due to the extent of the work, and the facet on EFCC “took the president unexpectedly”.

The report stated the EFCC reported a complete naira equal of N46,038,882,509.87, whereas the naira equal of the overseas foreign money lodgements have been N37,533,764,195.66, “representing a shortfall of N8,505,118,314.21″.


“These inconsistencies solid a critical doubt on the accuracy of figures submitted by the EFCC. It’s the committee’s view that the EFCC can’t be stated to have totally accounted for money recoveries made by it,”
the report famous.


“Whereas EFCC reported complete Naira recoveries of N504,154,184,744.04, the precise financial institution lodgements have been N543,511,792,863.47. These discrepancies imply that EFCC’s precise lodgement exceeded its reported recoveries by N39,357,608,119.43.”

Buhari instantly requested the DSS to analyze Magu.

Whereas DSS recognized a number of properties allegedly owned by Magu in Dubai, the Nigerian Monetary Intelligence Unit (NFIU) performed a serious position in offering intelligence on his alleged monetary dealings.

NFIU, the central nationwide company that handles disclosures and intelligence within the monetary sector, was underneath the EFCC however was excised and made an unbiased physique in July 2018 regardless of Magu’s opposition.

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Supply: TheCable

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