Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag "Ibrahim Magu"

    Police officers redeployed from EFCC get new postings

Police officers redeployed from EFCC get new postings

The Nigeria Police Force has posted the officers deployed from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to different commands across the country. TheCable had reported how Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, recalled some officers attached to the anti-graft agency in a bid to rid the agency of those suspected to have close ties to Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman. In [...]

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    ‘Has anyone testified that I accepted bribe?’ — Magu raises 10 questions for Salami panel

‘Has anyone testified that I accepted bribe?’ — Magu raises 10 questions for Salami panel

Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked the presidential probing the agency under his watch to explain why people who are being tried by the EFCC have been asked to testify against him. In a statement Tosin Ojaomo, his counsel, issued on his behalf, Magu said the panel headed by Ayo Salami, a [...]

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    Sources: CCB preparing charges against Magu over asset declaration ‘breach’

Sources: CCB preparing charges against Magu over asset declaration ‘breach’

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is preparing charges against Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly failing to declare his assets, sources have informed TheCable. This is completely different from the ongoing probe of his tenure at the EFCC by a presidential panel. A source told TheCable that Magu would be arraigned at [...]

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    IGP recalls key police officers attached to EFCC

IGP recalls key police officers attached to EFCC

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has recalled some officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). TheCable understands that about 20 zonal and sectional heads were affected by the recall. They have been asked to report to force headquarters in Abuja, from where they are expected to be given new assignments. Although some of the officers have spent a number of [...]

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    Magu: I won’t fold my arms any longer… I’ll reply every attack point to point

Magu: I won’t fold my arms any longer… I’ll reply every attack point to point

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he will respond to every allegation against him now ''point to point''. In a statement issued by Wahab Shittu, his lawyer, the suspended EFCC chief denied misappropriating funds recovered for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said the allegations against him border on matters that were never [...]

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    Magu probe a plus for Buhari, says Malami

Magu probe a plus for Buhari, says Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a “plus” for the Buhari administration. While speaking on NTA’s ‘One-on-One’ programme hosted by Cyril Stober, Malami said Magu’s probe proves that no one is above the law. When asked whether the probe was to settle personal [...]

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    Magu: Forfeited assets auctioned to FG agencies with presidential approval

Magu: Forfeited assets auctioned to FG agencies with presidential approval

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says some of the forfeited assets recovered by the anti-graft agency were auctioned to ministries and government agencies. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had accused the EFCC under Magu of failing to properly account for recovered loot and assets. The AGF alleged that Magu sold some of [...]

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    Sources: Salami panel rejects Magu’s defence

Sources: Salami panel rejects Magu’s defence

The presidential panel probing Ibrahim Magu, suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rejected his defence, TheCable has learnt. Magu, who was arrested on July 6 and whisked before the panel sitting at the presidential villa in Abuja, was detained for 10 days. The panel headed by Ayo Salami, former president of the court of panel, has not [...]

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    Sources: Olukoyede, EFCC secretary, gets letter of indefinite suspension

Sources: Olukoyede, EFCC secretary, gets letter of indefinite suspension

Some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have received letters of suspension, TheCable understands. TheCable learnt that Olanipekun Olukoyede, secretary to the commission, is among those who received the letter of indefinite suspension. The development is not unconnected to the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the EFCC. Magu was arrested on July 6 and whisked to [...]

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    Magu’s ordeal is hurting Nigeria more than him, says Peter Obi

Magu’s ordeal is hurting Nigeria more than him, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says the ordeal of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is hurting the country more than him. Magu is being investigated by a presidential panel for allegedly mismanaging loot recovered by the anti-graft agency. The former acting chairman was arrested on July 6 and released after 10 days [...]

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    Magu has been used and dumped, says Galadima

Magu has been used and dumped, says Galadima

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the removal of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is a mere propaganda. He alleged that Magu had been doing the bidding of some powerful elements in the incumbent administration but had stepped on some toes which led to his suspension. "His suspension was long overdue. [...]

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    Magu promises to cooperate with Salami panel but seeks fair probe

Magu promises to cooperate with Salami panel but seeks fair probe

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has promised to cooperate with the presidential panel probing the anti-graft agency under his watch. President Muhammadu Buhari had set up a panel to look into allegations of corruption and abuse of office levelled against Magu. He was arrested on July 6 and whisked to the presidential villa in [...]

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    Saraki: Magu took his rejection by the senate I led personally

Saraki: Magu took his rejection by the senate I led personally

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), took his rejection by the upper legislative chamber he led personally. The former senate president said this in reaction to a court order on Thursday directing the federal government to return his houses in Kwara state to him. The court had [...]

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    Magu not the only Muslim that comes to my church, says Pastor Omale

Magu not the only Muslim that comes to my church, says Pastor Omale

Emmanuel Omale, founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, says he will not deny Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), because he is a prophet sent to everyone and not just Christians. Magu is being investigated for allegedly mismanaging loot recovered by the anti-graft agency. The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians ought to applaud Buhari over his decision on Magu

Femi Adesina: Nigerians ought to applaud Buhari over his decision on Magu

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the invitation of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to appear before a presidential panel is in his best interest. Speaking on Wednesday when he featured on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, Adesina said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be applauded over his action on Magu. "If anything [...]

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    IGP rejects Magu’s request for bail, directs him to presidential panel

IGP rejects Magu’s request for bail, directs him to presidential panel

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of the police (IGP), has asked Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to direct his bail application to the presidential panel. Oluwatosin Ojaomo, Magu's legal representative, asked the IGP to grant bail to his client on “self recognisance” -- after the suspended EFCC chief had spent four days in custody. Magu was [...]

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