In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, July, 2020

Revealed! Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu Shuns Police Cell, Sleeps In Mosque

Revealed! Suspended EFCC Boss, Magu Shuns Police Cell, Sleeps In Mosque

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu

In line with a report by Vanguard, the suspended appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, who’s at the moment dealing with trial earlier than the Presidential Investigation Panel over allegations of corruption levelled in opposition to him has reportedly shunned the cell of the Pressure Legal Investigations Division, FCID and turned the mosque within the premises of the police headquarters as his abode the place he has spent his fourth evening.

As he launched into the battle of his life, the police administration crew was stated to have deserted him to his destiny to hold his personal cross following his refusal to determine with the police hierarchy whereas his reign because the fee’s boss lasted.

Data from the FCID, yesterday, revealed that Magu now spends his evening inside a mosque at Zone 10 workplace of FCID, Abuja the place he was ordered to be detained pending the result of his trial.

Sources intimated Saturday Vanguard that although he was purported to be stored contained in the cell on the Zone 10 workplace of FCID, Abuja, he usually spends hours behind the counter in entrance of the cell and after showing at presidential panel headed by the previous President of the Courtroom of Attraction, Justice Ayo Salami, he could be introduced again and later taken to the mosque midnight the place he handed the up until Thursday.

Although it was not attainable to determine whether or not he slept on a mattress or on the bottom, sources stated his family members will need to have been making  provision  for him to sleep comfortably contained in the mosque on a particular arraignment with the police. It was gathered that FCID, Zone 10, has been effectively fortified since Magu was detained there and additional efforts have been made to scrutinize each officers and males working there together with guests. Nevertheless, sources stated there was a directive that no customer needs to be allowed to enter the premises of the division within the evening.

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Moreover, it was gathered that the police administration crew met early yesterday and took far reaching choices over Magus’s trial. Police sources stated the administration crew determined that the embattled Commissioner of Police needs to be made to hold his cross primarily based on the indisputable fact that whereas he was presiding over EFCC, he intentionally didn’t respect senior law enforcement officials and by no means attended senior officers conferences chaired by the Inspector Normal of Police, IGP, Adamu Muhammed. The IGP reportedly summoned the assembly with the Pressure Chief Authorized Officer, CP Augstine Salomi in attendance the place the choice was taken.

President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly warned serving Ministers, Senior Police Officers and prime authorities officers to not be seen providing any help over the case. It was additionally gathered that the Presidential panel has given the administrators and senior employees of EFCC seven days to provide you with all information containing circumstances dealt with beneath Ibrahim Magu from 2018 until date.

Final Tuesday, operatives of the Division of State Companies (DSS) and riot policemen stormed Mr Magu’s personal dwelling in Karu and his official residence in Maitama in Abuja which they ransacked.

Magu was arrested on Monday and brought earlier than the presidential panel the place he was grilled for over six hours earlier than being taken to the FCID headquarters in Space 10, Garki, Abuja the place he retires to after every day interrogation on the panel.

The panel was constituted by President Buhari to research allegations of corruption levelled in opposition to him by the Lawyer Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The memo by Malami allegedly accused Magu of diversion of recovered loot and contained 22 allegations.

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In line with sources, efforts had been being made to discover a good substitute for Ibrahim Magu. Many names together with serving and retired prime law enforcement officials and even civilians had been touted. Sources stated a lot of the names being bandied prior to now few days actually cropped up for consideration however the presidency rejected them with a promise to not make the error remodeled Magu.

The identify of a retired prime officer from the north within the Division of Safety Companies, DSS, was reportedly penciled down by the Presidency however, sources near the presidency stated the identify of a retired police Commissioner from Benue state  who as soon as headed FCID, Abuja, Particular Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos of their early days and so on was significantly into consideration primarily based on his unblemished information and achievements recorded in crime preventing and investigations whereas in service.

The Commissioner of Police, Saturday Vanguard realized, was credited with efficiently finishing up a marketing campaign in opposition to corruption as a Commissioner of Police in Anambra State. He reportedly took his males with placards marching on the streets and denouncing corruption with a view to portraying the Nigeria Police Pressure within the correct gentle. He additionally cracked many different excessive profile circumstances whereas serving in Lagos together with the tragic story of Nigeria Airways first pilot, Captain Hadiza Lantana Oboh who was brutally killed on eighth February, 1998 and her physique dumped inside a septic tank by her home servants. As finally rely, names of many prime serving and retired law enforcement officials together with these of their sister safety companies that had been submitted, have been dropped.

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In the meantime, as all these had been occurring, the presidency yesterday introduced that President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the rapid suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Performing Chairman of the EFCC. In line with the presidency, the suspension was with a view to permit for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel beneath the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and Different related legal guidelines.

The presidency stated President Buhari has additionally authorized that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar ought to take cost and oversee the actions of the Fee pending the conclusion of the continuing investigation and additional directives in that regards.

The Lawyer-Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami acknowledged this yesterday in an announcement by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu.

The assertion learn partially: “President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the rapid suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman, EFCC so as to permit for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel beneath the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and different related legal guidelines.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has additionally authorized that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar ought to take cost and oversee the actions of the Fee pending the conclusion of the continuing investigation and additional directives in that regards”.

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