👤 By Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, Exclusive
The family and friends of a ferocious law enforcement agent have made a distress call over his swift disappearance.
Ismail Mohammed Tanko, a level 13 detective at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Gombe State, was last seen at work about six months ago.
Worried staff members at the anti-graft agency told DENISAURUS News, the operative has not been picking his calls and his immediate family, which includes his wife and children have not seen or heard from him.
A staff close to the family of the missing operative say that Mrs Ismail came to the office months ago. She was very distressed. She said she had not seen her husband for a long time and all his phone numbers were not reachable.
The incident was reported to Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of the Commission, who took no leadership concern.
Mr Magu failed to act, and only about a month ago claimed to have issued a query to the said missing staff.
Speaking to DENISAURUS News, staff members who wished to keep their identity anonymous explained that “in law enforcement agencies and public service, it is expected that when a public servant absents themselves from duty for more than 21 days, he is to be declared AWOL and subsequently, be declared a deserter, should the public servant not show up.”
The EFCC acting boss is yet to inform the Federal Government about Mr Ismail’s disappearance.
“We are shock as to why our boss, Mr Magu has kept silent over this unimaginable incident,” a senior staff member asserted.
The same staff members, who have constantly spoken to this paper about the ‘impunity and corruption’ activities of their boss, say that Mr Ismail is a “ferocious and dedicated member of staff who would never have just walked out. ”
They say something unusual has been happenings in and around them, with “mysterious occurrences” over the recent months.
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DENISAURUS News has contacted Mr Magu’s representatives for comment.
The Borno police officer, whose nomination as chairman was rejected due to an indicting report by the Department of State Security Service, DSS, has put many staff in distress – leading to the resignation of many and several petition from others.
Yet, President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB has refused to do anything about genuine staff member’s complaint on EFCC’s Magu.
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