Exclusive: By Adenike Lucas
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu has become synonymous with disaster. The latest disastrous moment for the acting chairman was last week when he was summoned by the Vice President.
The order by Professor Yemi Osinbajo came after a report was made by Kayode Oladele, the House of Representative chairman on financial crimes.
Sources informed DENISAURUS News that Honourable Oladele, a former EFCC staff, made a request to Mr Magu about holding an anti-corruption seminar “Economic and good governance” at the EFCC academy and was granted access to the facility. However, on the day of the event, the Commandant of the Academy, David Tukura denied attendees access to the Training College.
The member of the All Progressives Congress, who represents Yewa North and Imeko Afon in Ogun State, had to make a last minute effort to relocate the anti-corruption seminar to a hall at the National Assembly.
According to a reliable person, Prof Osinbajo called Mr Magu to Aso Rock to explain why he reneged on the word he gave to Hon Oladele over the use of the EFCC premises.
The outcome of the meeting was not made known to us.
Prof Osinbajo, a staunch ally of Mr Magu has heated the polity by supporting the corrupt officer from Borno state, despite an indicting report by the Department of State Service.
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Over the months, this website has reported widely on the corrupt act perpetuated by Mr Magu. The detail were confirmed in the DSS report.
It also was the only media to report how Mr Magu’s corrupt ways led to the shut down of Nigeria’s Financial Intelligence Unit from the Egmont group.
Reliable sources explained that Mr Magu refused to inform his substantive boss, The Attorney-General Federation, Abubakar Malami about the suspension, thereby denying the country of the chance to quickly rectify the problem.
Today, the Senate passed a motion calling for the independence of the NFIU in an attempt to get the suspension lifted.
DENISAURUS News can exclusively reveal that a policy making body which generates the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in combating money laundering, FATF (Financial Action Task Force), will be visiting Nigeria this October to check the progress of things.