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Acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu reportedly arrested by DSS officials

The Nigerian Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested Ibrahim Magu. Ibrahim Magu was prior to his reported arrest, Nigeria’s acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

His arrest comes only a few days after Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami, accused Ibrahim Magu of gross infractions.

The AGF asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty” allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot.

some of the allegations levied against Ibrahim Magu is that he is living above his means.

In 2016, the senate declined to confirm the appointment of Magu as EFCC chairman after a DSS report accused him of corruption.

The report read: “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 retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.

“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the cost of N43m.”

EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud and money laundering.

The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering.The agency has its head office in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

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