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The DSS letter that nailed Ibrahim Magu (PHOTOS)

by on March 15, 2017

Below is the DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday.  The letter stressed that  Ibrahim Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”.

Photos of the letter below;

Your letter NASS/CS /SA/01/17/ 08 /02 dated 7th March 2017 requesting for security report on the above named nominee refers

The security report being request­ed for on Ibrahim Magu MUSTA­PHA the nominee or the Executive Chairmanship position of the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mission has already been submit­ted to the Senate via this Services’ letter No. SV.114/ 2 of 3rd October 2016 containing fourteen (14) para­graphs.

Please accept once again the assur­ances of the esteemed regards of the DGSS.

  1. O. ADAMS


August 2008, following a search at his residence during the tenure of Farida WAZIRI (AIG/Rtd) as the commission’s chairman, some sensitive EFCC documents which were not supposed to be at his dis­posal were discovered. He was sub­sequently redeployed to the police after days of detention and later suspended from the Force. In De­cember 2010, the Police Service Commission found Magu guilty of “Action prejudicial to state security, withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a Police of­ficer,” and awarded him severe rep­rimand as punishment.

“4. Notwithstanding, sequel to the appointment of Ibrahim Lamorde as Chairman of the EFCC in 2011, he made the return of Magu to the EFCC a top priority. Both men had worked together at the commis­sion when Lamorde served as Head of Operations of the agency. Magu remained a top official of the com­mission until he was appointed to succeed Lamorde.

“5. Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m, at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid for from the commis­sion’s finances but by one Umar Mo­hammed (Air Commodore/Rtd), a questionable businessman and ally of subject who has subsequently been arrested by this service. For the furnishing of the residence, Mohammed enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mo­hammed to lavishly furnish the resi­dence at the cost of N43m.

“6. Investigations show that the Acting EFCC Chairman regularly embarks on official and private trips through a private carrier, Easyjet, owned by Mohammed. In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri, alongside Mohammed and the MD of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonk­wo, who was being investigated by the commission over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the im­mediate past Petroleum Minister, DiezaniAlison-Madueke.

“7. Furthermore, the EFCC boss has so far maintained a high profile lifestyle. This is exemplified by his preference for First Class air travels. On 24th June, 2016, he flew Emirate Airlines’ First Class to Saudi Arabia to perform the Lesser Hajj at the cost of N2,990,196. This is in spite of Mr. President’s directive to all public servants to fly Economy Class.

“8. Investigation also revealed that Magu parades a twin personality. At one level, he is the czar who has no friends, no favourites and is ready to fight corruption to a standstill. However, with a key friend in the person of Umar Mohammed (Air Commodore/Rtd), a controversial businessman, he has betrayed the confidence reposed in him by the present administration. Whereas Magu portrays himself as very se­cretive, he has fostered a mutually beneficial relationship with Mo­hammed who, by his confession, approaches ‘clients’ for possible ex­ploitation, favours and associated returns. This was facilitated with of­ficial secrets divulged by Magu and from which dealings he is believed to have been drawing considerable benefits.

“9. This was evidenced by the number of official and classified documents he made available to his associates, especially Moham­med. After a search of Mohammed’s premises, a forged letter of the Of­fice of the Vice President, dated 20th May, 2016, was recovered. The letter was a fictitious investigation report from Vice President to Mr. President, requesting for approval to commence further probe into a mat­ter allegedly involving Hon. Min­ister of State Petroleum. Attached to the letter were two EFCC letters dated 13th April, 2016, and another 24th March, 2016, addressed to the Vice President being investigation reports on the activities of Emman­uel Kachikwu and his brother Du­mebi Kachikwu. Similarly recovered during the search were information on assets and personal details of Ka­chikwu.

Also, following the arrest of three former Airforce chiefs by EFCC, namely, Alex Badeh, Umar and Amosu from whom huge sums of money and property were recov­ered, Umar and Alex Badeh were arraigned in court. It was only af­ter the arrest of Mohammed by this service that the EFCC hurriedly ar­raigned Amosu. Mohammed later confessed that he never wanted Amosu tried, describing him as his former boss and he saw in MAGU, a willing accomplice.“11. Further­more, findings revealed that in a bid to settle some personal scores, sub­ject placed one Stanley Inye Lawson on a Security Watch Action, while in actual fact Lawson was working in the interest of the Federal Govern­ment. However, the action was later expunged following the discovery that Lawson was falsely accused by Magu for personal reasons.

“12. The circumstances surround­ing Magu’s return to EFCC at the instance of the former chairman, Lamorde, and their close working relationship ever since is a clear in­dication of his culpability in the al­legations of corrupt tendencies of the Lamorde led EFCC.

“13. To cover his tracks, Magu uses only his police cronies to ex­ecute operations. This, coupled with discoveries that such police cronies have acquired a lot of landed prop­erty, lends credence to the questions about his integrity.

“14. In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a li­ability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”

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