By Editor, DENISAURUS News
Multiple suspects are believed to have escaped from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The accused people, who were initially detained at the Lagos office of the anti-graft agency for fraudulently acquiring money from members of the public, allegedly negotiated a deal with an officer and were able to flee from detention on New Year’s Day, sources told DENISAURUS News.
The suspects, six in number, are still on the run.
DENISAURUS News understands that the deal for their escape includes “large amount of money and a promise of other kindness,” to the officers who they bargained with.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu is said to be aware of the escape, but an insider says he has not informed his supervisory boss, Abubakar Malami, SAN.
Like, the suspension of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, which was exclusively published by this newspaper on 7 May 2017, Mr Magu is seriously trying to cover this issue without informing Mr Malami, SAN.
A source explained that the EFCC anti-graft boss, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate following a damming report from the Department of Security Service, has an issue with submitting to authority.
It is not the first time, Mr Magu’s offficers have been aiding suspects.
This newspaper exposed a seconded police officer, who was in the habit of supplying PsychoTropic (Hard) drugs to suspects in detention at one of the EFCC offices.
This information was revealed by a source who craved anonymity.
According to our insider account, they say “while some EFCC Core Staff were on duty at the cell, the seconded police officer secretly came to handover the hard drugs (substance) to the suspect.”
The eye witness said “it took the vigilance of some staff on duty to detect an exchange of substance between the Seconded police officer and the suspect.”
The source believes, “Mr Magu of EFCC, being that the police officer is from Borno State, is planning to shield and conceal this information, so he can quietly return him to their mother organisation, Nigeria Police Force NPF.”
Staff say “if it were an EFCC Core Staff who had engaged in this despicable act, the boss would have asked the incident to be covered by the media, while they prepare the Core Staff for outright dismissal.”
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren has refused to respond to any of our requests for comments.