Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) have allegedly arrested the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu on Monday.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, he was arrested on allegations of obtaining four real estate properties and illegal transfer of funds abroad through third parties.
Reports say the arrest is based on a 2016 DSS report that the acting Chairman was occupying a N40 million mansion paid for by a retired Air Commodore, Umar Mohammed said to be also involved in dirty deals.
Excerpts from the report as released at the time read;
“In December 2010, the Police Service Commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security – withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him severe reprimand as punishment.
This is in spite of Mr President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.