👤 Adenike Lucas, Editor, DENISAURUS News
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu is finally down and out. For five years, the man dubbed as a “perennial offender,” terrorised subordinate staff members and led a dubious war against graft, but at last he has been suspended and is expected to face the full wrath of the law after failing to account for loots recovered during his tenure.
Over the last five years, DENISAURUS News, Mr Magu was asked more than three times to give a detailed report on the recoveries he has received.
But the man dubbed as a “perennial offender,” and who epitomises the corruption Nigeria seem to want to get rid of, refused to give the account to the former Finance Minister who asked him.
At his failed screening, he also failed to answer when asked how much has been recovered.
And when the editor of DENISAURUS News wrote about an asset that was recovered and removed by Mr Magu from the asset list, he had a publisher arrested.
The allegations of corruption are not the only one levelled against this humpty-dumpty now leaving the top of the EFCC.
His fetish lifestyle is also one worrying aspect of him and his penchant for bullying subordinate and giving them oral instructions, which he often distanced himself from when there is trouble.
Several petitions had been written by staff against their boss. The staff who were tired of the bullying and victimisation by the suspended Borno born Commissioner of Police, are singing joyful songs that the fight is now over.
Mr Magu was arrested in front of his subordinate- many of whom he loved to bully and harras. He laughed then thinking he had all the power in his hands.
Thankfully, they are laughing harder now. Why? Because Mr Magu is gone from the Commission. DENISAURUS News can exclusively say that Mr Magu is not coming back to lead that place again!
This paper had taken the lead in the fight in getting Mr Magu out of the commission. It promised to stand with staff who first revealed how their boss was leaking sensitive information to allies.
Mr Magu leaking this sensitive documents to friends and media ally led to Nigeria’s suspension from EGMONT Group, a world renowned Financial Intelligent Unit, which DENISAURUS News was the first to report on.
At the time, Mr Magu denied the report, claiming that this paper was being sponsored by a “paymaster.”
In the aftermath of the Egmont coming out to confirm the suspension, one would have thought that Mr Magu would have apologised to Adenike Lucas, the editor of this paper, who wrote the article on how he had sabotaged the corruption fight.
Under his five year watch, Nigeria has one, being suspended from a world Financial Intelligence Unit. Two, Transparency International, TI has rated it low in terms of its corruption fight.
Mr Magu, really did become a liability to the fight against graft, and it took so many years for him to be removed.