- There is palpable tension at all EFCC offices in Nigeria
- This is as security agents have mounted surveillance at the agency's headquarter and all its offices
- Moreover, the movement of officials who are said to be loyal to Ibrahim Magu has been restricted
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As the probe by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) on Ibrahim Magu continues, some top operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are now regarded as persons of interest.
In light of this, the federal government has ordered the deployment of security and intelligence agencies at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja and all its offices throughout Nigeria.
In fact, This Day reports that the movement and telephone conversations of some persons regarded as “Magu Boys” are being monitored and restricted.
According to a security source who spoke with journalists, “This is a very important investigation and we are leaving nothing to chance. All necessary measures are in place.”
Added to this, looted assets recovered by the anti-graft commission are under guard, while files at the offices are also under close surveillance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a combined team of riot policemen and operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) were searching the residences of Magu in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Magu's private home in Karu, a suburb in Abuja and his official residence in highbrow Maitama are under siege by the security operatives.
Magu, a former boss of the EFCC, had been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A source quoted in the report said the operatives were detailed to conduct searches at Magu’s houses in search for evidence against the former EFCC boss.
A family source and domestic staff who spoke under the condition of anonymity confirmed the raids on Magu's houses.
“As I speak with you our men are on their way to Maitama, having finished with his house in Karu,” one of the sources said.
Buhari suspends Magu as EFCC boss, Nigerians react | Legit TV