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DSS arrests EFCC acting chairman for ‘questioning’

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was reportedly arrested by the Department of public services (DSS).

As reported, the said arrest occurred on Monday afternoon, July 6, according to the ChannelsTV.

The investigator understands that DSS operatives arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Monday afternoon and quietly took him away without creating any scene.

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His arrest came days after Abubakar Malami, the Federation’s attorney General (AGF), accused the anti-graft Czar of gross violations.

The AGF has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss Magu due to some “weighty” charges, including diverting returned loot.

In addition to allegedly re-looting the returned loot, malami accused the acting EFCC Chairman of insubordination and improper behavior.

Globalgistng has learned that the head of EFCC went to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates without the President’s permission during the COVID-19 lockdown.

And when he was questioned, he said that he went to investigate.

It is also claimed that he lives beyond his means.

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In 2016, the Senate refused to confirm Magu’s appointment as EFCC Chairman after a DSS report accused him of corruption.

The report read: “Magu currently occupies a residence rented for N40m at N20m per year. This accommodation was not paid for out of Commission funds, but by a certain Umar Mohammed, a retired air Commodore, a dubious businessman who was subsequently arrested by the secret service.

“For the construction of the residence, Magu engaged the Federal capital development authority to conclude a contract with Africa Energy, owned by the same Mohammed, for the construction of the residence at a price of N43m.”

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AJAYI Temitope Samuel, A blogger by profession for the past 5 years. He studied Political Science at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Contact: +2348137451665 Twitter: @iamtemitopesam,
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