👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
A clergy man whom DENISAURUS News exposed in April 2020, as a conduit for siphoning money for Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, has revealed in a statement that he made a visit to Dubai in March, despite denials from those close to him before now.
Prophet Emmanuel Omale, the lead founder of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja who this paper revealed travelled to the United Arab Emirate to scout for choice properties with Mr Magu in March this year, was being used to siphon money, document obtained from the Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit, NFIU, showed.
The intelligence unit traced over 500 million ₦aira to the account of the Kogi-born prophet from Mr Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who is being investigated for failing to account for assets and recoveries made under his watch.
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Mr Magu constantly spoke about billions of ₦aira being recovered from suspects, but, when he was asked by a former Minister of Finance to give an account of the money recovered under his watch, he refused to answer.
Likewise, when the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice asked him to give an account of the money received he also failed to answer.
EFCC staff members say that their boss has sold off some of the assets worth billions of naira to allies and friends of his.
Mr Magu, the only person whose nomination was rejected as the chairman of the EFCC, was indicted by the Department of State Service, DSS, who stated that he “lived a double life,” and used proxies to launder money.
The NFIU’s recent expposé of Prophet Omale, confirms a news report first published by this newspaper in March, about how the clergyman was being used as a front by the suspended EFCC chairman.
Mr Omale who plans to sue a government media, News Agency of Nigeria that published this story, along with Mr Magu had instead sent emissaries to DENISAURUS News, to plead several times for the same story to be removed.
The two men, Magu and Omale, who first offered money to this newspaper, had tried so hard to have the story removed from the website by fire by force.
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An ally of the prophet reached out to this paper on his behalf at the time, stating that he had not travelled anywhere.
However, in a statement, Prophet Omale acknowledged that he “only visited Mr. Ibrahim Magu in a Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, sometime in March 2020.”
This newspaper which had revealed many atrocities of the clergyman, Prophet Omale who has released many prophecies about the confirmation of Mr Magu as chairman of the EFCC, went on to publish audio recording of those who were sent to plead for the story to be dropped.
But in a turn of events, the prophet threatened the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the government news agency which published the story that exposed him as a front to Mr Magu, a “perennial offender” whom he helped to buy landed properties worth ₦573 million in Dubai.
In his statement, the religious man stated that ““We therefore, demand the immediate retraction of the libelous publication by way of an unequivocal APOLOGY to our client prominently published in at least three (3) National Newspapers not later than 7 (Seven) days from the date of your receipt of this letter and that you restrain from further defamation of our client forthwith otherwise, a libel suit against NAN will commence on your Organisation, claiming the sum of ₦1, 000,0000,000.00 (One Billion ₦aira) as exemplary, aggravated, general damages for defamation, and for injunction if you fail to comply. Further take note that this letter constitutes our formal notice of intention to sue.”
Those close to the Prophet reached out to this newspaper asking why he did not sue DENISAURUS News at the time it exclusively reported the news in March and why he was pleading.
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DENISAURUS News stands by its story about Prophet Omale being a front for Mr Magu, and challenge the acclaimed clergyman to seek redress on its original story.
Adenike Lucas, the editor of this paper has released audio recordings of those sent to plead, and has promised to release the full clips if ever they are needed as evidence.
DENISAURUS News also published text message of conversations held with individuals on the payroll of Prophet Omale, who thought their “financial rewards” would lead to the removal of the factual stories published on this website page.