In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

Police, DSS Crack Workforce Go After Unknown Individuals Who Burgled NFIU Workplace

Police, DSS Crack Team Go After Unknown Persons Who Burgled NFIU Office


Ibrahim Magu

The Pressure Legal Investigation Division (FCID) of the Nigeria Police and the Crack groups from the Division of State Service (DSS) and have begun a manhunt for the people behind the latest burgling of the workplace of the Nigerian Monetary Intelligence Unit (NFIU) positioned at No. 12, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Aso Villa.

The management of the NFIU had appeared earlier than the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating the suspended chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on July 9 and so they requested to supply the transaction historical past of a Kaduna-based bureau de change (BDC) that was allegedly linked to Magu. The BDC lately transacted companies price over N500 billion in numerous currencies- N336 billion, $435 million, and €14 million.

The NFIU officers informed the panel that by their operational protocols and process, they do not go about with such paperwork. They, nevertheless, suggested members of the panel to go to their workplace on Friday morning July 10 to see the paperwork they requested for.  Nonetheless, earlier than the panel members received to the NFIU workplace on Friday morning July 10, some unknown individual had damaged into their workplace, went straight to the room the place the paperwork had been saved within the computer systems, and destroyed all of them. The burglars additionally carted away not less than seven computer systems and a few delicate supplies.

The Solar stories that the break-in was caught on the CCTV cameras within the NFIU premises and crack workforce from the DSS and the FCID are at present on the path of the burglars. It’s alleged that the important thing mastermind of the housebreaking is a serving chief superintendent of police and is at present on the run.

“At the very least, six individuals had been concerned. They had been caught by a CCTV digicam. Detectives are on their path after watching the footage
,” a supply stated

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Magu is being investigated by the panel over allegations of mismanagement and a scarcity of transparency in managing recovered property in addition to disobeying directives and courtroom orders. He has been in custody since on Monday, July 6 after he was compelled by safety operatives who accosted him on the EFCC Annex in Wuse II and escorted him to the Aso Villa the place the investigation panel is located.

A supply who spoke to The Solar stated the presidential panel has widened its scope of investigation and has invited a former director of finance and extra administrators of the fee for questioning.

“The previous finance director was on secondment from the ministry. His keep on the fee was turbulent as he by no means had it clean with Magu. He was ‘bundled’ out of the fee by Magu three days earlier than he was pressured out himself.” the supply stated.

The panel has additionally known as for all of the information of PEPs (politically uncovered individuals) and main contractors since Magu took over the management of the fee in 2015. Some operatives of the EFCC, who’re known as ‘Magu boys’ are anticipated to face the panel immediately July 13. Throughout their interrogation, they’re anticipated to current information containing particulars of PEPs. They’re additionally anticipated to deliver information on main initiatives and contractors.

An investigation into his actions because the fee’s chairman started after the Minister of Justice and Lawyer Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to President Buhari calling for the dismissal of Magu. Malami in his letter accused Magu of diverting recovered loots, insubordination amongst different offenses.

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Magu has additionally been accused of failing to offer a correct account of 332 out of the 836 recovered actual property property in March, 2018. He’s additionally accused of turning EFCC right into a ‘glorified police station.’


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