👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tried to get some documents that would send him to a life in jail destroyed, DENISAURUS News has exclusively been told.
Mr Magu, dubbed a “perennial offender” by the Department of State Services, DSS, was recently apprehended and is being questioned by a presidential panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Presidential Investigation Panel led by Ayo Salami, a former President of the Appeal Court, has been grilling Mr Magu since Monday (July 6).
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On Wednesday (July 8), the panel brought as witnesses, operatives of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, which was formerly located at Suleiman Barau Crescent inside the Villa, about transactions relating to Mr Magu.
According to sources, the NFIU, which DENISAURUS News once exclusively reported was suspended from a world financial intelligence unit, due to sabotage by Mr Magu, had compiled detailed information that can be used by the panel.
“Having uncovered new details of fraud against Mr Magu, the NFIU, was asked to submit the documents to the panel, however due to the sensitivity of those reports generated by the unit formerly domiciled at the EFCC, but now located at Wuse II on Monorvia Street, members of the panel where not given the document on that day.
“Instead, they were told to visit the office, where they would be given access to the computers for them to analyse the document for as long as they want.”
The panel were told to come to the office by 11 am on Friday (July 10) to see the document at the NFIU office, DENISAURUS News learned.
One source stated that word must have got to Mr Magu, who discovered the information was about to be released. The information this paper understands could lead him to jail.
To quell the damage, the Borno born Commissioner of Police is said to have authorised for the quick destruction of those implicating document.
“Gun men where sent to the NFIU office early this morning, ” DENISAURUS News was informed.
“They stormed into the building with weapons and destroyed computers and other materials, but unfortunately for them,” our source explained that “information is now stored on the server and a cloud.”
“These men did not know that the data are saved on the cloud, so they tried to destroy the evidence before the panel arrived to the NFIU this morning.”
This paper is not sure if the second meeting with the NFIU team took place as planned today.
Computers from Mr Magu’s office was also illegally removed and destroyed days ago.
Mr Magu is accused of re-looting recoveries, a report that was once made against him in a publication written by Adenike Lucas, the Editor of DENISAURUS News.
An unholy alliance between Mr Magu and a prophet was also recently uncovered by this paper. Prophet Emmanuel Omale, the lead founder of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja has been acting as a conduit for siphoning money for Mr Magu.
Both men were reported to have travelled to Dubai this year to scout for properties, which has led to many requesting for their investigation.