The Departmentof State Services ( DSS) has again indicted the embattled Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, of corruption and acts against the National Security.
DSS in the new seven-page letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, gave additional information to the earlier reports forwarded to the National Assembly with damning corruption allegations against the anti-corruption czar.
The letter, which was leaked by some official sources and subsequently circulated by Advocacy Justice to journalists, described the EFCC boss of forging documents and leaking unclassified state documents.
- The letter signed by one Ms. Folashade Bello, was in response to Malami’s request to provide documentary evidence of its allegations against the acting EFCC chair.
Against this backdrop, the letter contained about 12 documents including the minutes of the 20th plenary meeting of the Police Service Commission in 2010, which reportedly reprimanded Magu for clandestine acts.
Other documents tried to link the the EFCC boss to Air Commodore Mohammed Umar (rtd), a member of the disbanded arms probe pane who is also being investigated by the DSS.
The latest letter is a follow-up to the two reports to the Senate, claiming that Magu is tainted and should not be confirmed to head the nation’s top anti-corruption body.
Despite denying the allegations, Magu was twice denied confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, an action which is seen to have sealed his fate as a substantive EFCC Chairman