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Corruption in EFCC: Full Text of DSS Damning Report To AGF Against Magu


A new seven-page letter by the Department of Security Service (DSS) which
sheds more light on the corruption allegations against the Acting-Chairman
of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has
been released.

The letter written in response to a request by the Attorney General of the
Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, which called for
documentary evidence of the allegations raised by the DSS in its letters to
the Senate, which stalled Magu’s confirmation as substantive head of the
anti-graft agency.

No fewer than 12 indicting documents attached as appendixes to the response
letter the DSS sent to Malami, through Mrs Folashade Bello acting on behalf
of Director-General of DSS, pushed the relentless campaign against Magu’s
confirmation miles ahead.

Read Full Text of the Letter

The Attorney General of Federation,
Federal Ministry of Justice,
Plot 7B, Shehu Shagari Way,
Abuja – FCT.


Your letter with reference number .HAGF/ DSS/ 2016/ VOL.I/ 7 dated 19th
December, 2016 on the above subject, refers.

2. I am directed to forward the attached documents in respect of the report
earlier dispatched, by this Service to the Presidency on the Acting
Chair,,an of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim
MAGU. They are marked annexures A to L and are highlighted as follows:

i. Annexure A – This is a copy of minutes of the 20th Plenary Meeting of
the Police Service Commission on 20th December, 2010, chaired by Mr. Parry
B. 0. OSAYANDE (DIG/ Rtd) who was then Chairman of the( Commission. The
minutes indicate that MAGU was indicted after a disciplinary process and
awarded Severe Reprimand for “Action prejudicial to state security,
Withholding of EFFC files, Sabotage, Unauthorized removal of EFCC files and
Acts unbecoming of a Police Officer”. It is worthy to note here that Severe
Reprimand is the second highest punishment to be given to an erring
officer, other than compulsory retirement or dismissal from Service.

ii. Annexure ‘B’ – This is a copy of the confessional statement of Air
Commodore Mohammmed UMAR (Rtd), a suspect hitherto detained and currently
being prosecuted by the Service. The statement affirms his ownership of
Valcour S.A Nigeria Limited, a company awarded the contract of securing and
furnishing an official residence for Ibrahim MAGU by the FCTA.
Investigation revealed that this was facilitated after MAGU was earlier
shown the residence by one Uche ALEKA, a close business associate of UMAR,
who was introduced to MAGU by the former.

iii. Annexure ‘C’ – This is a forged Memo which supposedly originated from
the Office of the Vice President and addressed to Mr. President. This was
recovered from the private residence of U1VIAR during a search operation by
this Service. The document is a request for approval to commence further
investigation into financial activities of Honourable Minister of State for
Petroleum Resources, Ibe KACHIKWU. Also attached to the Memo are two (2)
genuine investigation reports by EFCC on the Honourable Minister, dated
24th March, 2016 & 13th April, 2016 and duly signed by 1VIAGU. One of the
two (2) attachments indicates that the original investigation report
earlier was purportedly received in the VP’s office by one Folabo KAY.

iv. Annexure ‘D’ – This is a letter from the Office of the Vice President
affirming that Annexure “C” is a forged document.

v. Annexure E – This is a copy of Progress report with reference number SH/
COS/ 24/ A/ 7277 dated 25th May, 2016 on NNPC/ NLG Brass Investment
Accounts in Nigerian Commercial Banks from Chief of Staff to Mr. President,
Abba KYARI to the Acting EFCC Chairman. The letter is an official/
classified document of the EFCC which was duly received by the Commission
as indicated by the stamp on the document. However, it was recovered at
UMAR’s residence.

vi. Annexure ‘F’ – These are photocopies of Managers’ cheques of First Bank
PLC and Zenith Bank PLC, issued in favour of EFCC Recovery Funds Account on
13/ 05/2016 and 16/65/ 2016, respectively. These are all sensitive official
documents of the EFCC found in UMAR’s residence during the search.

vii. Annexure G A classified letter from the Office of the National
Security Adviser (ONSA) to the EFCC Chairman titled Re: Request to Freeze
Accounts Messers Bebey: Merchant Ltd and 20 others, dated 7th March, 2016.
This document was also duly received by EFCC but found in Commodore
U1VIAR’s house during the search.

viii. Annexure ‘H’ – A document which emanated from Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and addressed to the EFCC Chairman on 6th May,
2016 with the subject, Re: Stop Debit Order on all NNPC Accounts and
Subsidiaries- A case for Joint Venture & NNPC Pension Funds Accounts. The
document was recovered at UMAR’s residence.

ix. Annexure I – NNPC Letter GED/ F86A/ 08.26 dated 5th May, 2016 addressed
to the EFCC Chairman and titled Re: Stop Debit Order on all NNPC Accounts
and Subsidiaries. This was also discovered during the search of UMAR’s

x. Annexure J – This is a copy of NNPC correspondence with reference number
GED/ F86A/ 08.26 dated May 5th, 2016 and titled Re: Stop Debit Order on all
NNPC Accounts and Subsidiaries- Transfer of FCT Balances to NNPC’s TSA
Accounts, addressed to the EFCC Chairman. The document was found in UMAR’s

xi. Annexure ”K’ – A copy of an NNPC letter with reference number GED/ F&A/
08.26 dated May 5th, 2016 and titled Re: Stop Debit on all NNPC Accounts
and Subsidiaries- Critical Accounts for immediate operations to the EFCC
Chairman. The document was also recovered during the search of UMAR’s house.

xii. Annexure L – Copy of Confessional Statement by UMAR to the Service
stating that his trip to Maiduguri for condolence visit to Ibrahim MAGU,
sequel to the loss of a close relative, was made on behalf of the
Presidential Committee on Audit of Arms Purchase. Cross examination of the
Chairman of the Committee, AVM John ODE (Rtd) revealed that the committee
did not send any of its members on such an assignment. The visit of UMAR to
MAGU is therefore assessed as an expression of their close sinister
relationship at the detriment of National Security interests.

3. An officer appointed as Ag. Chairman of EFCC should by all means be one
of impeccable credentials, with proven integrity and capacity to lead the
nation’s fight against graft in high and low places. Thus far, it is
evident from MAGU’s antecedents that he is by no means that kind of

His relationship with Umar MOHAMMED which involved disclosure of very
sensitive and classified official documents in his possession shows lack of
professionalism and assails his integrity. Moreso, for an officer who was
indicted and nearly dismissed six (6) years ago, to again be involved in
similar circumstances, it is clear that MAGU is a perennial offender and
cannot change.

4. Also worthy of note is the fact that MAGU exhibited a total lack of
judgment where it matters most. He accepted to move into a tastily
furnished accommodation without any scrutiny of how it was furnished. This
is curious and speaks volumes of his personality.

5. The recovery of sensitive and classified documents from the residence of
UMAR further underlays his close affinity to MAGU and an apparent penchant
for sabotaging official processes and administrative protocols, just to
further the latter’s personal material and pecuniary agenda. Such mutually
beneficial relationships as with UMAR, who by his confession, approaches
‘clients’ for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns is
unprecedented and very damning for an anti-graft top official. It has
exposed MAGU as a fraudulent officer and betrays the high confidence
reposed in him by Mr. President.

6. A further demonstration of MAGU’s questionable credibility as an
untainted anti-corruption official is his failed bid to settle personal
scores with one Stanley Inye LAWSON b lacing him on Security Watch Action.
It was however discovered that LAWSON was actually working in the interest
of the Federal Government and the Action was subsequently expunged.

7. This reinforces the view that MAGU may continue to exploit his official
position, if confirmed as EFCC Chairman and indulge in other unprofessional
and criminal conducts for personal aggrandizement contrary to his oath of

8. Accept the assurances of the high consideration and esteem of the DGSS,

Folashade BELLO
For: Director-General, DSS

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