Ibrahim Magu, the now-suspended boss of the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been in the eye of storms since his "DSS invitation" and detention, and now fresh reports have revealed why the embattled anti-graft agency sheriff is embroiled in a suspected corruption mess.
Legit.ng recalls that Magu was summoned on Monday, July 6, by the operatives of the state security services, though DSS said he was not arrested but only invited for interrogation.
Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the Department of State Security said that the EFCC boss was invited to Aso Rock in what clarified growing media reports that Magu was apprehended over alleged illegal ownership of properties.
The EFCC boss had been earlier indicted by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, who also recommended his sack in a recent memo.
On Tuesday, July 7, Justice Salami-led panel, which has been sitting over Magu's case for over three weeks, arrived at the venue of the interrogation in Abuja and it was there the fate of the EFCC boss was determined.
Magu was reportedly suspended on Tuesday evening to allow him to face a probe of allegations of misconduct against him.
The embattled EFCC boss' trouble did not end there. Immediately after his suspension, a combined team of riot policemen and operatives of the DSS went and searched his residences in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to the report, Magu's private home in Karu, a suburb in Abuja and his official residence in highbrow Maitama are under siege by the security operatives.
It has now been revealed that Magu is being hunted because of insubordination among other top reasons.
According to PR Nigeria, the anti-corruption sheriff is embroiled in controversy over these ten reasons.
1. Alleged ‘relooting' of recovered loots’ and sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends.
2. Alleged favouritism towards selected EFCC investigators called the ‘Magu Boys’ for ‘juicy’ assignments.
3. Insubordination to the Office of the AGF.
4. Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds.
5. Alleged leakages of investigative reports that were prejudicial to some cases to some selected media.
6. Reporting some judges to their presiding officers without deferring to the AGF.
7. Alleged declaration of N539b as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed.
8. Not respecting court order to unfreeze a N7b judgment in favour of a former executive director of a bank.
9. Late action on the investigation of P&ID leading to legal disputes.
10. Not providing enough concrete evidence against some suspects including Diezani Alison-Madueke for her extradition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng has reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Magu to step aside as the sheriff of EFCC after his Department of State Services invitation.
Speaking on the development, PDP said Magu must be ready to play the integrity card by submitting himself for investigation.
The main opposition party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate acute genuineness in the fight against corruption and various forms of corrupt practices in government.
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