Overview Of: EFCC: How ‘Magu Boys’ allegedly disobeyed court docket, demanded N75m bribe – Attorney
Some other allegation has been made towards the suspended Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
This used to be contained in a petition on alleged extortion and prison intimidation by means of some individuals believed to be ‘Magu Boys’.
Magu Boys have been a workforce EFCC officers who allegedly acted on behalf of the previous chairman.
A type of who showed the lifestyles of the squad used to be former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani.
The previous lawmaker accused Magu of operating “a cult” which operated with impunity.
He stated opposite to “the facade, the EFCC has been run by means of an inside of cult known as “the Magu Boys” or “the Chairman Squad. They’re a choose cream of vicious and vicious officials who perform solely and with impunity and handiest file at once to their boss.
“The interior cult is the darkish and immoral facet of the company engaged in persecution, blackmail, frame-u.s.and cruelty. The cult has been the wheel in the back of the ordeal in their embattled Boss. Till they’re rooted out from the company additionally.”
In a petition by means of an Abuja-based legal professional, Johnmary Jideobi, Magu and the lads have been purported to have unlawfully frozen accounts of an organization, Damjay Built-in Services and products Restricted in Get admission to Financial institution.
PRNigeria reviews that the petition dated July 28, 2020 used to be won within the Place of work of the Lawyer Normal of the Federation (AGF) on July 29, 2020.
It copied the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel investigating the restoration of property by means of the EFCC beneath Magu, along side the Prime Courtroom judgment.
Jideobi claimed that following the refusal of the financial institution to unfreeze the account, Magu and EFCC have been dragged ahead of a Prime Courtroom of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He recalled that Justice O. C. Agbaza on November 21, 2018 declared Magu’s motion as illegal, unlawful and ordered him to right away unfreeze the stated checking account.
Magu used to be purported to have bluntly refused to agree to the order of the court docket regardless of no attraction towards the judgment.
Insisting that the EFCC has no energy to freeze any checking account with out an order of court docket, Jideobi lamented that Magu trampled at the rule of regulation.
He advised the AGF and Salami panel that Magu Boys, as an alternative of obeying the court docket order, acted as intermediaries and allegedly demanded N75million from the account as a situation for lifting the unlawful restriction.
The legal professional petitioner published that they despatched 3 other financial institution accounts particularly Cikin Gida Nigeria Restricted with account quantity 177177321 at Polaris Financial institution; a Black and Black World Thought Restricted account; and Amina Kigbu with account quantity 2176716071 at Zenith Financial institution for the cost of the alleged bribe.
Jideobi claimed that the directive used to be that the N75million bribe be paid in 3 tranches of N25million into the 3 accounts.
But if the corporate rejected, “a phantom prison price used to be on June 19, 2020, filed towards the corporate’s sponsor and pending in court docket.”
“It’s the aggregation of those ordeals consisting of abuse of investigative powers, extortion, illegal seizure of a electorate belongings and flagrant disobedience to reserve of the court docket that impelled our shopper to instruct that the moment petition be tabled ahead of you presently that Mr President is desirous of sweeping the EFCC blank and restoring sanity.”
Jideobi demanded that the AGF right away elevate the illegal restriction of the Get admission to Checking account in compliance with the court docket order.
He additionally demanded an instantaneous withdrawal of the alleged phantom price instituted towards the corporate proprietor as a result of “it used to be predicated on malice and vendetta than justice.”