EFCC chair Magu orders arrest of agency’s director, others

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has
ordered the arrest of a director and five officers for
the alleged leakage of information and corrupt

The agency is investigating some of its top
operatives, who are believed to be living above
their earnings.

The massive clean-up has caused tension in the
commission because of the likely sack of bad eggs.
A source said: “The no-nonsense acting chairman
of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission,
Ibrahim Magu, has commenced a massive clean-up
of the agency with the arrest of some officers.

“Those affected are a director and five officers who
are causing disaffection and engaging in corrupt

“We will not release their names until the
investigation is completed.”

The source also gave details on the allegations
against the six suspects.

“They were allegedly involved in unauthorised
leakages of official information and causing
damaging reports based on false information to be
published against the commission by bloggers.

“The action of the officers is prejudicial to
discipline and violates their oath of allegiance.

“Those in custody include a director, some senior
and lower cadre officers, including a former senior
operative, who was dismissed for corruption and
involvement in cult activities.

“In recent times, the EFCC has been at the receiving
end of negative reports by bloggers and the
mainstream media, targeting its leadership. The
malicious reports have done untold damage to the
reputation of the commission.

“Available facts showed that the staff, who
operated as a syndicate, were desperately
projecting the management staff to take over the
leadership of the commission while attacking the
integrity, professionalism and reputation of the

“The investigation is still o, with the possibility of
more arrests in the coming days.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC has started probing workers
and operatives living above their means.

It was also learnt that some workers, who used to
collect bribes to influence investigation, were being
sorted out.

Another source said: “We have some workers using
exotic cars above their income or family
inheritance. We are looking into the activities of
these workers in order to rid this commission of
bad eggs.

“Also in focus of the discreet investigators are
workers against which allegations of corruption
have been made by the public.

“This clean-up has created tension in the anti-graft
agency. Magu has vowed to ginger up the anti-graft
campaign and he will leave no stone unturned.”

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