Abuja - The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has dismissed claims by a newspaper report linking him to arms fraud, Premium Times reports.
In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s head of Media and Publicity, Magu urged the Presidency to set up a “high-powered inquiry” to verify the claims of the report “in view of the gravity of the issues.”
Thisday newspaper reported on Monday that the State Security Service (SSS) had arrested a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement, Umar Muhammed, a retired Air Commodore, for alleged fraudulent deals involving top government officials.
The newspaper, quoting a 'reliable source,' alleged that Muhammed was fronting for some high ranking officials within the EFCC and security agencies to carry out unwholesome activities.
The EFCC boss had earlier said that people were now scared of keeping their money in the bank, as it could be traced easily according to a report by News24
"Monies are now kept in abandoned houses in the country," Magu was quoted as saying.
Magu said this during a workshop titled the "Role of Professionals in the Fight Against Corruption" in Abuja.
- News 24