A former Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Parry B. O. Osayande (RTD) has described the embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu as a ‘thoroughly’ corrupt police officer who cannot be trusted with either power or money.
Osayande has therefore lent credence to the damning allegations made by the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) against the EFCC chair leading to his disqualification by the Nigerian Senate.
It will be recalled that Osanyande chaired the Plenary Meeting of the Police Service Commission which indicted Magu on 20th December, 2010.
In the minute duly signed by both Osayande and other members of the Committee, Magu was indicted in the willful cover up and suppression of critical evidence against corrupt individuals.
The minutes read thus:
“Action prejudicial to state security, withholding of EFFC files, Sabotage, unauthorized removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a Police Officer”.
Osayande said for an officer to be slammed with “Severe Reprimand’, he must have conducted himself or herself badly.
“It is the second highest punishment to be given to an erring officer, other than compulsory retirement or dismissal from Service.”