👤 By Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
A zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Wuse 2 went up in flames days after DENISAURUS News exposed a story on Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
This paper reported exclusively Nigeria’s suspension from Egmont, a renowned financial group.
In 2016, this paper also revealed that the Borno born officer whose nomination was rejected twice by the National Assembly had failed to declare all assets recovered.
DENISAURUS News which was also the first to report Mr Magu’s promotion and the DSS report where he was described as a “perennial offender,” had on Saturday stated that an operative was being blamed for the leakage of information to the media.
Ismail Mohammed Tanko, a level 13 detective at the EFCC office in Gombe State, was being blamed by Mr Magu and seen as our informant and whistle blower.
Sources close to the anti-graft boss, have narrated how Mr Magu became highly infuriated over the leakage of all the atrocities being committed by him at the EFCC.
The operative was declared missing by his family early this year. This was reported by this paper exclusively.
According to sources, Mr Mohammed’s disappearance was the handwork of Mr Magu, who orchestrated a plan to frame the Officer at the Presidency, in order to be granted the authority to devour the operative.
Days after this paper published the report on the plans by Mr Magu over Mr Mohammed fondly known as Tupepe, there was a huge fire at the Commission Abuja Zonal Office.
Mr Mohammed had apparently threatened to expose Mr Magu, who has proven to be a “liability” to the fight against corruption as the Director General of the Secret police, Lawal Daura had predicted.
Coincidentally to his threat, a department which holds the data information was hit the most by the inferno, DENISAURUS News learned from staff members.
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This paper understands that the fire began in the storage room today and was put out by fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi.
DENISAURUS News understands that after the EFCC Headquarters was built, the newsroom of the old office in Abuja was converted as a storage for ICT equipment. It was this room which holds vital information for the commission that went up in flames today. It burnt for hours.
Investigation by DENISAURUS News revealed that the inferno in the Data centre is suspicious.
Source say the Operative whose life was threatened by Mr Magu had promised to provide further exposé on the “corruption and impunity” of anti-graft boss.
But now the information has been destroyed in the suspicious fire which almost “razed down the building.”
An attempt has been made to speak to Tony Orilade Ag. Head, Media & Publicity, however, no response was received at the time of filing this report.