…urges govt to ‘root’ them out of agency
A former member of the National Assembly and civil rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani, says the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has allegedly been running the anti-graft agency like a cult.
Sani, who represented the Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate, alleged that Magu was using some of his loyalists in the Commission, referred to as the Magu ‘boys’ to perpetrate all sorts of atrocities in the name of the EFCC.
The EFCC boss is currently undergoing probed by a presidential panel over allegations of misconduct, which may not be unconnected with his indictment by an alleged memo believed to have emanated from the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
President Muhammadu Buhari has already suspended the embattled Magu to pave the way for a thorough investigation of his activities at the anti-graft agency.
But Sani, who is currently having a running battle with Magu, railed against the EFCC boss and his ‘boys’ on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
The former lawmaker accused Magu of using some of his loyalists among the officers at the EFCC to carry out vicious operations.
He wrote, “Contrary to the facade you see from the outside, the EFCC has been run by an inside cult called “the Magu Boys” or “the Chairman’s Squad.
“They are a select cream of vicious and cruel officers, who operate exclusively and with impunity and only report directly to their boss.
“The inside cult is the dark and immoral aspect of the agency engaged in persecution, blackmail, frame-ups, and cruelty.
“The cult has been the wheel behind the ordeal of their embattled boss.
“Until they are rooted out from the agency also, I believe a lot of revelations will be coming out from other marginalised and honest officers in the so-called anti-corruption agency.”