BREAKING: DSS Arrests EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu


 Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.

As disclosed in Sahara news, Mr Magu was apprehended over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.

He was arrested on Monday afternoon at the Wuse II office of the DSS and is currently undergoing interrogation at the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.

As revealed by the DSS in a 2016 report Mr. Magu was accused of living in a N40m mansion paid for by one Umar Mohammed, a retired air commodore who is allegedly involved in shady deals.

“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.  

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As earlier reported, Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not accounted from the commission’s finances, but by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.

“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the cost of N43m.

“Investigations show that the acting EFCC chairman regularly embarked on official and private trips through a private jet owned by Mohammed.

“In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri alongside Mohammed with a bank MD who was being investigated by the EFCC over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the immediate past petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. 

Equally, it have been observed that the EFCC boss has so far maintained a high-profile lifestyle. This is exemplified by his preference for first-class air travels. On 24 June, 2016, he flew Emirate airlines first-class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at the cost of N2.9m. This is in spite of Mr President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.

According to report from the DSS, "Mr. Magu has established a symbiotic relationship with Mohammed who by his confession approaches clients for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns,” the DSS report said.



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