– The DSS says its investigations showed that Magu lived way above his pay as EFCC boss and public official
– The security report also said that Magu moved about with some of those people under EFCC investigation and he also benefitted directly from them
– Magu was also accused of flying private jets and on first class tickets while on official business in direct contravention of the directive of President Buhari that no public official should do such
The Nation reports that the DSS in a memo on Friday, December 16, revealed the details of the security report on Magu, saying that the anti-corruption boss who has been praised for his work at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed integrity test.
In the memo signed by one Folashade Bello and addressed to the Senate on Friday, the DSS maintained that rejecting Magu was the right decision.
It also accused the anti-corruption chief of living beyond his means, such as currently staying in a 40million apartment at 20million a year. The apartment was not paid for by the EFCC but by a former ally of President Buhari Umar Muhammed, who was just recently released by the DSS on order of a court.
This accommodation was not paid for from the commission’s finances but by one Umar Mohammed, a retired Air Commodore, a questionable businessman and ally of subject who has subsequently been arrested by this service.
For the furnishing of the residence, Mohammed enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by him to lavishly furnish the residence at the cost of N43 million.
Magu was also accused of contradicting the directive of president Buhari on the use of private jets by public officials for trips.
The memo added:
In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri alongside Mohammed and the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, who was being investigated by the Commission over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the immediate past Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
On June 24, 2016, he flew Emirate Airlines 1st class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at the cost of N2.9million. This is in spite of Mr. President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.
Investigation also revealed that Magu parades a twin personality. At one level, he is the Czar who has no friends, no favorites and is ready to fight corruption to a standstill. However, with a key friend in the person of Mohammed, he had betrayed the confidence reposed on him by the present administration.
Recall that the senate rejected Magu’s appointment on Thursday, December 15 saying that it did so because of his security report, which the upper house of legislature found unfavourable for the position of EFCC chairman.
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