A storm of reactions by reactions by Nigerians has greeted the purported arrest of the appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, by the Division of State Companies (DSS).
A report monitored on SaharaReporters by Naija Information says the EFCC Chairman was arrested over allegations that he owns 4 properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds overseas via a 3rd social gathering.
Magu, who was arrested on the Wuse II workplace of the DSS in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday afternoon, is present process interrogation on the DSS Headquarters In Aso Drive.
Naija Information remembers that the DSS had in a 2016 report, accused Magu of residing in a N40m mansion paid for by one Umar Mohammed, a retired air commodore who’s allegedly concerned in shady offers.
The DSS report had stated that: “In December 2010, the Police Service Fee (PSC) discovered Magu responsible of motion prejudicial to state safety – withholding of EFCC information, sabotage, unauthorised removing of EFCC information and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him extreme reprimand as punishment.
“Magu is presently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m each year. This lodging was not paid [for] from the fee’s funds, however by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the key service.
“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Improvement Authority to award a contract to Africa Power, an organization owned by the identical Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the price of N43m.
“Investigations present that the appearing EFCC chairman recurrently launched into official and personal journeys via a non-public jet owned by Mohammed,”the DSS report stated.
Moments after the information of the purported arrest of Mr Magu, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging web site, Twitter, to air their opinions on the matter.
Naija Information captured a few of the reactions under…
Throughout my interview with @SeunOkin on @ChannelsTV final evening. I stated Magu, Chairman of @officialEFCC is allegedly corrupt. And early this morning DSS arrested him. Don’t play with my intelligence. I’ve spies in Buhari’s residence! #BuhariTormentor https://t.co/nOV8WrmNwR
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 6, 2020
Chronicles of Magu’s kleptomania
1.Magu is presently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m each year
2.Magu furnished his condo wit N43 million
3.Magu is at all times seen in firm of corrupt of us who’re on d radar
4.Magu flies top quality or mosttimes personal jets
— DEMAGOGUE PhD.💘senior advocat🎓 (@von_Bismack) July 6, 2020
Just one man can save Magu proper now … pic.twitter.com/nq4i3w6f0T
— Being Human is just not Sufficient (@realdanielemeka) July 6, 2020
Just a few issues:
1. @bukolasaraki’s eighth Senate refused to substantiate Magu in 2016 bcos a number of DSS experiences indicted him.
2. Regardless of this, Buhari saved him in workplace in an unlawful ‘appearing capability’ for Four years.
3. This isn’t about corruption, however concerning the proceeds of corruption. https://t.co/jQH5Lxmty0
— Ose Anenih (@ose_anenih) July 6, 2020
Have we ever had an extended ‘appearing’ something than Magu?
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) July 6, 2020
Someone stated DSS noticed hangout app on Magu’s cellphone. 🤣🤣🤣
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) July 6, 2020
I heard DSS arrested Magu of EFCC for alleged cash laundering. After they say all people na thief, e get why.
— uncle DEEN™ 💛 (@officialmrdeen) July 6, 2020
Magu was schooled to the sport and nonetheless did not know his responsibility.
He did not keep clear.
Not my phrases. A paraphrase of Puff & B.I.G
— Nice Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) July 6, 2020
How can the particular person in command of coping with corruption & corrupt individuals be arrested for a similar factor he claimed to be curbing?
If It’s true that Ibrahim Magu (EFCC Boss) is arrested by DSS,then the President & his advisers don’t fee us in any respect.
Are we a joke to those individuals?
— Seanklean (@Seankleann) July 6, 2020
DSS Boss to Magu of their interrogation workplace after they noticed the massive sums of cash he diverted. pic.twitter.com/nthXAk1JOL
— Lenin (@BrianJDennis) July 6, 2020