👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has signed a whooping ₦300 million (three hundred million naira) deal with a few media groups meant to help him portray a positive image to the public.
The EFCC boss, whose nomination as substantive chair was twice rejected by the NASS Senate, is really desperate for the job, and wants to cajole the public into thinking the indicting report written by the Department of State Services, DSS, against him was false.
The deal with the media group, this paper learned from well-placed sources, is to create a buzz about Mr Magu, so that his name may be represented to the NASS Senate again.
But, aside to the indicting report against Mr Magu, which he could not defend at his screening, the EFCC boss has also been linked with a clergyman, who he uses as a conduit for siphoning money.
Calls have been made for Mr Magu and Prophet Emmanuel Omale, lead founder of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja to be investigated and prosecuted.
Both men have constantly sent emissaries to DENISAURUS News seeking for the “factual” story on them to be pulled down, with the promise of compensation. However, the paper refused to do so, stating that it was working in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate on corruption.
Since this paper’s report on Mr Magu – including a published a story on how he absconded from receiving a court summon, challenging his five year “illegal” stay in office, Mr Magu has been running helter and skelter looking for ways to improve his image.
Mr Magu, 58, recently recruited a political group in the UK to hold a virtual town hall meeting which would achieve this same aim.
Days after the meeting, Mr Magu issued a statement calling on Nigerians abroad, to call for the return to Nigeria of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum living in the United Kingdom, UK.
The group may be used to lead the demonstration which many sees as mere propaganda, because the correct channel for extradition of Mrs Alison-Madueke, 59, a British born, is not through protest.
A source noted that Mr Magu claims that #10 Downing Street, was preventing the arrest of Mrs Alison-Madueke, when the fact remains that any request for extradition of person from another country, must be done through the proper way from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation / Minister of Justice.
In 2017, the ex-petroleum minister had offered to return to Nigeria to face charges levelled against her, but the EFCC boss rejected her offer, claiming that she was looking for ways to evade justice by coming “to Nigeria and scuttle the ongoing case which has already gotten to an advanced stage.”
In fact, the UK Government no longer wants to work with Mr Magu, after they complained about his bullish ways.
He is now claiming that Mrs Alison-Madueke has gained a diplomatic passport from the he office of the Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Dominica.
A claim sources close to the former Nigerian Petroleum Minister, claim to be false as she is still living in UK and is a British national.
DENISAURUS News, understands that Mr Magu likes to play on the sentiment of Mrs Alison-Madueke and wants his hatchet media men to bring this issue back in the news.
This newspaper has also obtained in the past details on how Mr Magu, dubbed as perennial offender by the secret police was spending lavishly, buying awards so as to retain his job.