👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Details of how Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, engaged in recovery fraud will be shared tonight, DENISAURUS News has been informed.
Those supporting Mr Magu, dubbed a “perennial offender,” by the Department of State Services, DSS, say he over remitted monies into the Federal government recoveries account. But documentary evidence shows that billions of Naira can not be accounted for.
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DENISAURUS News had in the past noted that vessels seized from suspects where sold off and other assets were shared with cronies.
In fact, some assets disappeared totally, and were not found in the asset forfeiture list.
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A whistleblower, George Uboh, who will give the details of the information on the suspended EFCC boss on Arise TV later today, stated that he has “a compendium of some recoveries under Magu.”
Speaking with DENISAURUS News, the first and only news site to release information showing that Mr Magu had leaked information to ally causing Nigeria’s suspension from a leading Financial Intelligence Unit, the leading whistleblower noted that the same firm EFCC’s Magu engaged to audit the recoveries indicted them.
“What they claimed to recovered and what he gave the head office are different things.”
He promised to “read it out tonight.”
The latest allegation on recovery fraud made against Mr Magu vindicates this paper, which has for five years reported on how the anti-graft boss had become an embodiment of corruption and how he was using the office for self aggrandizement.
In 2016, Adenike Lucas, the editor of DENISAURUS News accused Mr Magu of failing to declare assets recovered in Kaduna.
At the time, Mr Magu, a Commissioner of Police, whose promotion was also exclusively reported by this paper, decided to arrest a popular Kogi publisher who published the article.
Despite taking desperate and draconian steps in order to seal himself at the agency, Mr Magu was twice rejected by the eight Senate.
Extra allegations on why it was recommended that he should not be confirmed was released to this paper weeks before it was read on the floor of the Senate in 2017.
Confirming details of the new report, the former representative for Kogi West, Dino Melaye said that it was received at the senate a day before he was reading it out.
Paragraph 14 of the document from the DSS stated that “in the light of the foregoing, MAGU, ha failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
This paper revealed that Mr Magu’s nomination was rejected in December 2016, but the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was the acting President of Nigeria when President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave, forwarded his name again and on March 15, 2017, he was rejected again.
Senator Melaye stated that the rejection was due to two reports lawmakers received from the secret police.
Document recently published by DENISAURUS News have also revealed that a new court case was being made against Mr Magu, show that he can no longer stay in acting position.
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But three years ago, the Vice President, a professor, senior advocate of law and former pastor, who stated emphatically that “I’m fully in support of Magu as the EFCC chairman,” noted that he can be in acting position for as long as he wished.
At the time, infuriated staff of the commission and senior lawyers told DENISAURUS News what Professor Osinbajo said was was not in line with the EFCC ACT 2004.