*One policeman dies in the operation
Confusing media reports went agog over varied allegations of shooting in the residence of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Mustafa Magu in a suburb of the FCT called Karshi.
One side of the report asserts that there was an exchange of gun-shots between operatives of the DSS and the police guards stationed at a farm settlement where wads of foreign currency were alleged to have been hidden.
However, A police operative guarding the farm house where the secret cash consignments are stashed was shot dead in the process of the exchange of gunfire with the nation’s Secret Police, DSS.
The development which occurred late on Tuesday evening, when the Department of State Services, (DSS) stormed the farmstead in Karshi, a suburb in Abuja, where Mr Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, has allegedly “illegally stationed” police officers to guard.
Both agencies had been on each other’s neck. The EFCC had made several attempts to arrest a former Director General of the DSS, Ita Ekpeyong, as well as the former Director General of the NIA, Ayodele Oke, which were resisted by the operatives of the agencies.
Mr Magu currently lives in an a luxurious apartment in Maitama District of Abuja, which was reportedly furnished for him by a retired Air Commodore, who remains in DSS custody.
According to reports published by a sister online news medium, www.247UReports.com “the 53-year-old owns another apartment in Karu. All public servants in Nigeria are expected to declare their assets, but DENISAURUS News can reveal that the farm house in Karshi is a newly acquired property, which the EFCC boss does not want the public to be aware of.
DENISAURUS News has reached out to Wilson Uwajuren to get more information; however, since the exclusive expose on Nigeria’s suspension from Egmont, the EFCC spokesperson no longer picks our calls.”
Muddy Anti-graft Boss: Quoting the said news medium, it added that, “the DSS had in a report exposed Mr Magu as a liability to the corruption fight. In the 16-paragraph letter, stated that the “corrupt” Borno police officer had “failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
DENISAURUS News, the first to publish the details of DSS report against Mr Magu, has earned the trust of EFCC staffers who have provided various information of the illegal business being carried out by their boss.
Payroll Fraud: Staff have long exposed the criminality of Mr Magu. Despite, making many petitions and calls for action from the relevant authorities, they feel nothing has been done to salvage the problem caused by their boss.
Recently, DENISAURUS News gathered that Mr Magu has taken steps to eliminate evidence from allegations made against him in a petition sent to the National Assembly.
Mr Magu, this newspaper understands carried out an illegal recruitment exercise and “was asked to submit the Commission’s Nominal Roll.”
Sources at the anti-graft commission say: “It is regrettable to learn that the copy submitted was altered and doctored.”
This paper reliably gathered that Mr Magu submitted fake and forged Nominal Roll to deceive the investigation committee.
Explaining the cover up, Shehu Bashir said it was “an attempt to hide the fact that he has been paying illegal salaries to ghost workers and committing serious financial crimes.”
There were earlier reports of an assassination claims against the EFCC boss by men of the underworld.