👤 EXCLUSIVE: Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu asked for 75 million ₦aira to be paid into the account of those close to him, before obeying a court judgement, document exclusively obtained by DENISAURUS News reveal.
The documents painted out details of a court judgement given in favour of a suspect by the Federal High Court in Abuja, and the DAMJAY INTEGRATED SERVICES LTD, who was awarded to be paid ₦100 Million.
But, Mr Magu, the former Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, back in 2018, demanded for ₦75 Million from the money to be paid to himself or he would not heed to the court judgement.
The 58-year-old former Acting Chairman, who is being investigated for fraud, diversion of asserts and billions of ₦aira, asked the DAMJAY INTEGRATED SERVICES LTD who is referred as “our Client,” to pay the money in three tranches into three accounts associated to officials working with him known as the “Magu Boys.”
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A petition from the lawyers of the clients, said “instead of obeying the peremptory order of the Court against the EFCC,” the EFCC led then by Mr Magu “sent intermediaries to our Client through his Counsel directing that our Client parts with the sum of Seventy-Five Million ₦aira from its account as a condition for lifting the said illegal restriction on our Client’s account.
“Mr Ibrahim Magu’s boys supplied the under-listed account details into which our Client was to make the deposits [by executing an IRREVOCABLE STANDING PAYMENT ORDER in favour of the said accounts] in three tranches of Twenty-Five (25) million as follows. The revelation which gives a clear picture of how Mr Magu and officials of the anti-graft commission known as “Magu Boys,” are fraudulently fighting corruption. The account number for the money is below:
“(1) Name: Cikin Gida Nigeria Limited. A/C NO: 1771773211
Bank: Polaris Bank.
“(2)Name Amina Kigbu. A/C NO: 2176716071. ZenithBank &
“(3) Name Black & Black Global Concept Limited. A/C NO: 0259011841. Bank: GTB
However, Mr Magu, a “perennial offender” as stated by the Department of State Service, was unsuccessful in getting the suspect to “dance to the unlawful tune.”
“It is noted that prior to the institution of the criminal charge, Magu’s boys boasted to our Client that they would bring a criminal charge against it in their own court,” the document seen by the paper states.
“It is the aggregation of these ordeals [consisting of abuse of investigative/proprietorial powers, extortion, unlawful seizure of a citizens’ property and flagrant disobedience to orders to court] that impelled our Client to instruct that the instant petition be tabled before you especially now that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is desirous of sweeping the Commission clean and restoring sanity and probity.”
Mr Magu is the only person whose nomination to become the substantive chairman of the EFCC, was rejected by the NASS Senate.
The 8th Senate, received an indicting intel report which stated that Mr Magu should not be confirmed. The secret police stated that Mr Magu was living a double life and that he was using proxies to enrich himself from proceeds of corruption.
In its conclusion, the DSS report stated: “In the light of the foregoing, Magu failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
DENISAURUS News, the only media house to report exclusively on the atrocities of Mr Magu from 2015 till date, understand that the corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari has become toothless.
Calls have been made from lawyers of clients, who was demanded to pay 75 million, for “a clinical and dispassionate investigation into the weighty content” of its petition.
They say the “Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has no powers to give direct instructions to Bank to freeze the Account of a Customer, without an order of Court, by so doing constitutes a flagrant disregard and violation of the rights of a Customer.”
The argument made also includes the fact that the country’s “Financial institution must not be complacent and appear toothless in the face of brazen and reckless violence to the rights of their customers. whenever there is a specific provision regulating the procedure of doing a particular act, that procedure must be followed.”