- Ibrahim Magu is now engulfed by bigger allegations
- Olusegun Adeniyi, a media aide of late Nigerian former president, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, has opened a can of worms concerning the embattled EFCC boss
- Adeniyi alleged that Magu harassed Theophilus Danjuma, a former defence minister, and a former Nigerian head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar
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The recently suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman Ibrahim Magu, is in bigger trouble as more shocking allegation are now engulfing him.
According to Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of This Day editorial board, Magu reportedly thwarted a move by Theophilus Danjuma, former defence minister, to purchase an aircraft, around the same time some EFCC agents raided the residence of a former Nigerian head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Adeniyi claimed that this move by Magu against Danjuma and Abdulsalami (known to be President Muhammadu Buhari's allies) were carried out without his knowledge.
The renowned journalist who a media aide to a late Nigerian former president, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, added that it took some time for President Buhari to convince Danjuma that he was not aware of Magu's move against him.
Adeniyi categorically stated: “Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) was recently at the villa to see President Muhammadu Buhari. It was a visit borne out of rage. A billionaire oil tycoon, Danjuma had paid for the purchase of an aircraft. His cheque bounced! The order to withhold payment, he was told by his banker, came from Magu!
“From what I gathered, it took some time before the president could convince Danjuma that he knew nothing about what was clearly power-mongering by a reckless public official.
“A few weeks before that incident, the Minna residence of former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar was raided by EFCC operatives who turned the house upside down."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that amid the raging arguments over the suspension of Magu, a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, had mocked President Buhari's anti-corruption fight.
Falana said Magu's probe has put a big question mark on the anti-graft agency. Legit.ng gathered that he disclosed this on Wednesday, July 8, during a recent interview.
He said: “Even though Mr. Ibrahim Magu is presumed innocent of all the allegations levelled against him, it is an anti-climax for an anti-corruption zar to be linked to a miasmal of corrupt practices."
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