By Adenike Lucas
A ‘desperate’ acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is said to have returned a few “corrupt” senior police officers seconded to the commission to their mother organisation.
CSP Bello Yahaya, SP Mohammed Baba Azare and a few other known lackey of Mr Ibrahim Mustafa Magu were returned to the Force, last week Friday, following an intense write up by Adenike Lucas which exposed corrupt activities in the anti-corruption agency stewarded by the current Acting Chairman.
A reliable source close to the corrupt police men say they have been “used” by their former boss, Mr Magu in carrying out illegal activities and now have been “dumped.”
Whilst Mr Magu was heading the Economic Governance Unit, he worked hand in hand with Chief Superintendent of Police, Yahaya to divert funds that had been recovered from the past chairman Mr Ibrahim Lamorde and troop allowance taken by his Godfather, the current National Security Adviser Mr Mohammed Babagana Monguno.
The informant based in the Abuja office revealed that the seconded police officers might have become a threat to Mr Magu who is desperate about his confirmation which has seen several set back from the Senate after disclosures from the Department of State Services, DSS arrested his very close associate, Air Commodore Umar Muhammed (rtd).
The source who did not want to be named said, “Mr Magu wants to appear as though he had dealt with the issue should this question come up in his screening at the NASS in September.”
In this blog, details of important NSA and EFCC document found in the Maitama home of the Air Force chief were revealed. This month, a source at the DSS explained to Adenike Lucas that it was not just one EFCC file that had been recovered from Mr Muhammed.
The question now been asked is “why does the Air Commodore, a close friend of the acting chairman, who has never worked at the anti-corruption agency doing with such files?”
It is believed that Mr Magu and Mr Monuguno are working on the quick release of their friend who many believe is fronting for them.
Other questions being asked by EFCC staff, is why has it taken so long for Mr Magu to return his corrupt police friends back to their mother organisation?
Several calls were put to Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman to confirm the return of the seconded police, however his phones were switched off.