👤 Danjuma Aliyu and Adenike Lucas, EXCLUSIVE
Ishaq Ismaila Salihu has been deployed to the Special Frauds Unit, a memo from the Inspector General of Police has shown, thereby confirming an expose published by DENISAURUS News last week.
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu discovered that Mr Salihu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, along with other mutual acquaintances of the EFCC boss were making moves to take over from him at the Commission, DENISAURUS News authoritatively gathered.
In a report published on May 26, 2018, this paper stated that ACP Ayo Ajala, Director of Organisation Support (Admin), CSP Johnson Babalola and CSP Bashir Dalhatu – who are on secondment at the anti-graft agency, were immediately returned to the Nigerian Police Force over their plans to succeed Mr Magu as the next Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Magu’s nomination as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was rejected on December 16, 2016 and March 15, 2017 following an indictment from the Department of State Security Service, DSS.
Though he remain in office without confirmation, the Borno Police Officer is said to be extremely worried that Mr Salihu, the former South- South Zonal Head of the EFCC, would “blab” and has since made arrangement for him to be deployed to the the Nigeria Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU, where Ibrahim Larmode, another “corrupt” EFCC chairman now heads.
Insiders say, “ACP Ishaq Salihu, has been posted to Special Fraud Unit by IGP Ibrahim Idris.
“The whole charade was carried out by EFCC’s Magu, so as to serve as cover for Mr Salihu on all pending petitions against him.”
The staff explained that “You can recall that erstwhile Chair of EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, is the Police Commissioner in Charge of SFU.
“Mr Salihu had been a long time ‘Man-Friday’ to Mr Lamorde, who carries out his boss’ corrupt activities. His services were later inherited and perpetuated by EFCC’s Magu.”
A police source has since provided a police memo from the IGP, Idris Ibrahim as further prove of our report on Mr Salihu’s removal from the EFCC.
Despite the indictment of the secret police, Mr Magu, 53, described as a “perennial offender” and a “liability on anti-graft war” remains in office.
EFCC sources believes that President Muhammadu Buhari has not deemed it fit to sack the acting EFCC chair, owing to media image-laundering with the use of “corruption fighting back.”
This paper understands that Mr Magu is planning on sending back another ‘Man-Friday’, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Ishaku Sharu to the Nigeria Police Force.
According to our source, who craves anonymity, Mr Magu was said to have been very furious with Mr Sharu, after a deal between both went sour recently.
DENISAURUS News gathered from a police officer who is on secondment at the EFCC, that Mr Sharu who is well known within the anti-graft Agency to carry out most of the illicit Corrupt activities of Mr Magu, got into trouble with his boss following a diversion of some kick-backs.
The reliable source further revealed that Mr Magu sent his ‘errand boy’ Mr Sharu to obtain a share from a deal, unknown to anti-graft boss, much was given but Mr Sharu only declared a mega sum.
Unfortunately, Mr Sharu ran out of luck when Mr Magu got wind of the amount involved from the source, and thereafter posted his ‘errand boy’ to the EFCC Lagos office.
However, little did Mr Sharu know that anti-graft boss is only preparing the ground to send him back to their mother organisation, NPF.
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In 2017, it was exclusively reported by a sister media, about Mr Sharu extorting the sum of N200m from a suspect under investigation, and a subsequent ‘sexual assault’ on the wife of the suspect.
Sources informed this Newspaper that, though Mr Magu ordered a ‘vague investigation’, but the indicting report on Mr Sharu never saw the light of the day, instead it was swept under the carpet.
While anti-graft boss sacrificed another police officer, who knew much about their dirty dealings.
DENISAURUS News made effort to speak with the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, but he did not respond to our calls before this report was published.
This paper has reported so many exposé about the ‘corruption and impunity’ perpetrated by EFCC’s Magu, including Nigeria’s suspension from a crucial intelligence server, as well as his promotion as a Commissioner of Police.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who should help assuage the lingering crisis and altercation with NASS Senate, caused by continuous stay-put of EFCC’s Magu has rather worsened the situation, a source implied.
According to a senior Government officials, despite Mr Magu’s rejection by NASS Senate, Professor Osinbajo worsened situation with a “selfish endorsement” of the anti-graft boss based on a wrong interpretation of the EFCC Act 2004 and Nigeria Constitution 1999.
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“The EFCC has been bleeding since the appointment of Mr Magu by President Buhari in 2015,” the source quipped.
“However, it seems no one is concerned about the decay ongoing at the anti-graft agency, which may take decades to fix.
Staff members, who have provided this online news website with priviledge data detailing the impunity of their boss, complained that President Buhari may be concerned only with recoveries.
They say the President should be more concerned with “building an institution that is more durable rather than an individual personality.”
This is similar to the view shared by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Democracy day.
In his address on May 29, 2018, Senator Saraki said: “Our constitutional institutions must be preserved and protected. As we celebrate democracy today, I congratulate our people and express my conviction that this system of government is the best so far invented.
“However, it goes beyond the conduct of elections to put leaders in office. Democracy involves strict adherence to rule of law as against the rule of men.
“It is about respect for due process and following laid down procedures and it is about respect for the institutions.”