• Desperate forces trying to bring me down – EFCC boss cries out

    Desperate forces trying to bring me down – EFCC boss cries out

    According to reports, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has raised the alarm over a plot by desperate forces to tarnish his image.

    He further denied allegations that he was blackmailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees or traditional rulers.

    The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that unscrupulous elements operating on social media were painting an uncanny picture of desperation by Magu over his purported non-confirmation by the Senate as the […]

  • I have never met Akpabio – EFCC boss

    I have never met Akpabio – EFCC boss

    According to reports, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has denied any links to Mr. Ibanga Akpabio, a cousin of former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.

    The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren that Magu had never met Akpabio’s relative who has since been arrested for an alleged N10m oil scam.

    In an audio recording posted on an online news portal, Sahara Reporters, Akpabio and a certain Osong were […]

  • Corruption not necessarily crime against humanity – Giwa Victor replies EFCC boss, Magu

    Corruption not necessarily crime against humanity – Giwa Victor replies EFCC boss, Magu

    National Coordinator and Advocate for People’s Justice, Giwa Victor, has maintained that corruption is not necessarily a crime against humanity.

    Featuring on Channel’s Television programme, he explained that for corruption to be described as a crime against humanity, there must be a specific identified crime.

    Giwa also berated the Department of State Services, DSS, over the recent raid of some judges’ homes across the country as part of its ongoing corrupt investigation.

    He said, “In some quarters, because of the effect on the […]

  • Acting capacity, not a distraction – EFCC boss

    Acting capacity, not a distraction – EFCC boss

    It was gathered that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said he is not distracted by the fact that he is acting for some time now and declared his intention to keep the fight against corruption going.

    Magu, who stated this at a one-day capacity-building workshop organised by the EFCC for journalists in Abuja yesterday, said the fact that he has not been confirmed is no distraction to doing his job as he is […]

  • Looters no longer keep money in banks – EFCC boss

    Looters no longer keep money in banks – EFCC boss

    Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday revealed that due to the current anti-corruption crusade, looters no longer save money in banks but in their abandoned property.

    Speaking at a workshop titled, the “Role of Professionals in the Fight Against Corruption” in Abuja, the EFCC boss also warned Bureau de Change operators and financial institutions against being used as an avenue to launder money.

    Magu solicited for support of professional bodies in the country in the […]

  • EFCC boss, Magu faces imprisonment for allegedly flouting court order

    EFCC boss, Magu faces imprisonment for allegedly flouting court order

    For allegedly flouting a court order by Justice Peter Affen of the Abuja High Court asking that Austrian security expert, Wolgang Reinl, be released from “unlawful” detention, a contempt charge has been filed against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

    The charge, contained in Form 49 of same court, is asking the nation’s anti-corruption czar to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for the offence.

    Justice Affen had ordered EFCC to […]