A Tale Of Two “Unintelligent” Ibrahim: Magu and Idris

👤 Adenike Lucas, Exclusive 

Aside to their names, IBRAHIM Mustafa Magu and IBRAHIM Idris have something else they share in common. They are police officers and both men have shown that they are not suitable for the top position that they hold.

As with the case of the Inspector General of Police, a recent video of him struggling to read his own statement proves what many have always thought about his inability to lead the Nigerian Police Force.

In the viral video, the police chief, who visited Kano on Monday to commission the Police Technical Intelligence Unit, made a blunder of himself, while reading: “I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation…”

Even after apologising, the 59-year-old, who succeeded a brilliant Solomon Ehigiator Arase, continued stuttering the word…”transmission I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command.”

Those trying to defend the Inspector General of Police claim it is a spiritual attack.

Others say the recording was doctored, although the Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood has acknowledged the existence of the video to a media house.


Critics of the IG believe his inability to express himself might be the reason why he has refused to appear at the Senate for questioning on the incessant killings across the country.

READ ALSO : Not Surprised That IGP Refuses To Comply With NASS, Police Chief Doesn’t Obey President Buhari Either

Mr Idris is not alone in the blunder making act. Another “corrupt” officer with the first name Ibrahim and surname MAGU, caused a stir by wearing publicly a lapel of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.


The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who was indicted by the Department of State Security Services, made a mockery of himself when he also struggled to read a prepared speech at a conference.

Mr Magu, a perennial offender, made a bigger showing of himself when he appeared furious at a popular journalist who asked him a question about his confirmation.

The anti-graft boss also struggled to read a paper titled “ This Is Our Chance’’ at a Symposium organized by members of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, NADL, in Lagos on Friday, August 19, 2016.

While jostling for the position of chief executive of the EFCC, Mr Magu, claimed at his screening to have a Masters from the Ahmadu Bello University, but on the Commission’s website, there was no such information.

Mr Magu, who claims to be a graduate of Accounting, made this statement in the one-minute mark of the video below.

In fact, information on the website states that Mr Magu studied at the University of Maiduguri.

However, after our report on Mr Magu’s shoddy university degree had gone viral, the official EFCC website was amended and it now states that Mr Magu studied at the ABU.

READ ALSO : #EFCC Saga Continues : Questions About Magu’s Certificate Arise


DENISAURUS News, an online newspaper has published several report which has exposed Mr Magu’s inadequacies and corrupt acts.

For instance, this paper was the first to report Nigeria’s suspension from the Egmont Group.

We were also the first to publish a report on the embezzlement of assets recovered from suspected looters.

Back in 2016, staff members of the anti-graft agency, who continue to speak to DENISAURUS News, provided details on how properties belonging to Air Commodore Salisu Yushau, who is also involved in the Arms Deal scandal were never declared to the Assets Forfeiture Unit.

The story written by Adenike Lucas, the Editor of DENISAURUS News was published by Abusidiq, which resulted in his arrest by Mr Magu’s EFCC.



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