EFCC Boss, Magu Refused to Submit to Authority – Former DSS Director

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More revelations continue to emerge regarding the allegations surrounding the embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu as a former assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree accused him of refusing to submit to authority.

According to Dennis Amachree, who spoke on Channels Television on Tuesday, Magu became a law to himself and refused to submit to authority as stipulated by the constitution.

The former DSS boss, explained that the EFCC was subject to supervision from the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice. He made reference to the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the US being supervised by the Department of Justice.

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Amachree reiterated that Ibrahim Magu should never have resisted the authority of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) over the supervision of the anti-graft commission.

He also confirmed that Magu was arrested by policemen attached to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID) and not DSS operatives.

I think Magu has some blame on his side. Apparently, he was operating as a law unto himself. He must be reporting to somebody. Even in the US, the FBI reports to the Department of Justice. In Nigeria, EFCC ought to report to the AGF who is now the originator of the allegations.

“When this thing came up, they knew he may not want to come, I don’t know, but he was stopped on the way to another meeting but they said he must go before the panel. He was accosted by policemen from the FCID. However, because they were policemen in plain clothes, many people thought it was the DSS.” Amachree said.

Ibrahim Magu was detained at the force headquarters in Abuja after being questioned by a presidential panel of inquiry on Monday.

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