By Adenike Lucas
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is coming to an end soon. His promise to “kill corruption” is in tartars thanks to a corrupt anti-graft chief he simply refused to remove.
DENISAURUS News having gained the confidence of staff members at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, raised several alarms about Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, but President Buhari believed the expose – which were later confirmed by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, were “corruption fighting back.”
Well, President Buhari can’t say we didn’t warn him.
The writing was on the wall from day dot.
Enemies bought houses abroad in my name — Magu
Mr Magu said in November last year, that some enemies who did not want him to achieve in the fight against corruption went and bought some choice properties in his name abroad.
“Those behind the plot, which is believed to be part of a grand design to discredit the anti-graft czar, have allegedly finalised plans to name Magu as the owner of choice properties in exotic locations abroad,” the spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren quipped.
“The commission has information that the desperate cabal could take their gambit to the ridiculous extent of purchasing properties and registering them in the name of Ibrahim Magu to make the plot believable.
“They are also prepared to sponsor some political hirelings who would come out openly to claim they have information about the property acquisitions.”
There are corrupt elements in EFCC— Magu
After denying many of DENISAURUS News expose, Mr Magu finally admitted to internal corruption within the commission.
“The internal affairs department in the EFCC looks at issues of professional misconduct of operatives in the EFCC. Internal affairs investigate unethical conducts by our men and the internal affairs is in charge of screening prospective employees of the EFCC.
“Recently, we had to discharge about nine cadet officers because they told lies on their certificates. We are also prosecuting a lot of officers who are involved in crime. Some of them are already in court. But you can also help us by giving us information about corrupt officers because we do not condone corruption.”
Corruption causes cancer — Magu
“Even cancer is caused by corruption. Every evil you find in society is caused by corruption directly or indirectly. So, it is high time you and I stamped corruption out.”
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Refusal to confirm me encouraging — Magu
Lies! DENISAURUS News can confirm that Mr Magu has done all that is possible to be confirmed. He has bribed those he can. Victimised and bullied staff that exposed his corrupt act. He knows well, the conditions of becoming chair is that you are confirmed by the Senate.
I don’t know how much we’ve recovered from looters — Magu
During his screening on March 15, 2017, Mr Magu was asked how much has been recovered so far. The accountant could not even give a rough estimate.
For someone who was preparing for an exam, it was a shock to hear him say: “it is difficult to give a report on how much has been recovered from fight against corruption.”
Adenike Lucas is the editor and publisher of DENISAURUS News.