EFCC chair Magu orders arrest of agencyâ€™s director, others
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has
ordered the arrest of a director and five officers for
the alleged leakage of information and corrupt
The agency is investigating some of its top
operatives, who are believed to be living above
The massive clean-up has caused tension in the
commission because of the likely sack of bad eggs.
A source said: â€œThe no-nonsense acting chairman
of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission,
Ibrahim Magu, has commenced a massive clean-up
of the agency with the arrest of some officers.
â€œThose affected are a director and five officers who
are causing disaffection and engaging in corrupt
â€œWe will not release their names until the
investigation is completed.â€
The source also gave details on the allegations
against the six suspects.
â€œThey were allegedly involved in unauthorised
leakages of official information and causing
damaging reports based on false information to be
published against the commission by bloggers.
â€œThe action of the officers is prejudicial to
discipline and violates their oath of allegiance.
â€œThose in custody include a director, some senior
and lower cadre officers, including a former senior
operative, who was dismissed for corruption and
involvement in cult activities.
â€œIn recent times, the EFCC has been at the receiving
end of negative reports by bloggers and the
mainstream media, targeting its leadership. The
malicious reports have done untold damage to the
reputation of the commission.
â€œAvailable facts showed that the staff, who
operated as a syndicate, were desperately
projecting the management staff to take over the
leadership of the commission while attacking the
integrity, professionalism and reputation of the
â€œThe investigation is still o, with the possibility of
more arrests in the coming days.â€
Meanwhile, the EFCC has started probing workers
and operatives living above their means.
It was also learnt that some workers, who used to
collect bribes to influence investigation, were being
Another source said: â€œWe have some workers using
exotic cars above their income or family
inheritance. We are looking into the activities of
these workers in order to rid this commission of
â€œAlso in focus of the discreet investigators are
workers against which allegations of corruption
have been made by the public.
â€œThis clean-up has created tension in the anti-graft
agency. Magu has vowed to ginger up the anti-graft
campaign and he will leave no stone unturned.â€
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