👤 Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
The Acitng Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been accused of deliberately putting staff in harms way, by refusing to “self-isolate” after coming in contact with several index people who have tested positive with the coronavirus.
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, 57, is said to have had a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff who tested tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 on Monday (March 24).
Mr Magu, who was described as a perennial offender and liability to the corruption fight by an erstwhile director general of the Nigerian secret police, who returned from Dubai with his wife last week, also attended the wedding Fathia of the son of the Inspector General, Muhammad Abubakar.
Staff say that their boss, who once claimed publicly that “coronaviruses is caused by corruption,” has refused to “self-isolate.”
“He was at the office till now,” one of the staff speaking directly to DENISAURUS News expressed. They say they are worried that Mr Magu has “refused to subject himself for Covid19 test, upon return from Dubai and even after attending that wedding of IGP’s son, which was also attended by the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari.”
Staff who still have to resume to work, say that their boss is refusing to self-isolate because he wants to use the period to “loot the agency and to cover his track of financial improprieties. So much that he has been having running battle with the Director, Finance and Account.”
They also state that the anti-graft boss is “jittery and afraid to subject himself for test, in order to avoid being labelled as corrupt.”
He is also embarrassed of his test result being made public, as he believes he would be the butt of many jokes. He would be making a mockery of himself, because he had said Covid19 was caused by corruption.
In the meantime, EFCC’s Magu has been very furious with some top officials of the agency, following their insistence in maintaining “social distancing, after the anti-graft boss returned from Dubai and IGP son’s Wedding without going for Covid19 test.
DENISAURUS News exclusively learnt that Mr Magu is planning on inflicting his rage on the top officials through redeployment and other form of informal reprimand.