#FreeAbusidiq Trends: Outrage As Blogger Abubakar Sidiq Gets Arrested By EFCC


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Abubakar Sidiq Usman of
(Abusidiqu.com) was arrested
today over comments he made
against the Economic And
Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) last week. Twitter is not happy and folks are trending #
FreeAbusidiq on the social
network.
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EFCC Boss, Magu Commences
Total War With Core EFCC Staff
By Editor - Aug 2, 2016 0
By Adenike Lucas
Regular members of staff at the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC are
complaining that they are being
bullied by the Acting Chairman
of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC),
Ibrahim Magu. Magu, who returned a few
seconded police men to their
mother organisation has
become panicky following series
of revelations on his activities at
the commission. According to a source, Magu was
“panicking because his
confirmation had been deferred
and is beginning to suspect any
and every one in the commission
for his problem.” In June of this year, the DSS
arrested one Air Commodore
Umar Muhammed. Mr.
Muhammed is still in detention
with the state security service
accused of carrying out a blackmailing cartel on behalf of
senior staff at EFCC and Office of
the National Security Adviser.
During a raid at the Maitama,
Abuja home of the Air Chief
Muhammed, DSS operatives discovered sensitive EFCC
documents, plus other
unauthorised documents from
the office of the President and
Arms Deal Committee.
A source close to the investigation believes Mr
Muhammed who retired as an air
commodore in the Nigerian Air
Force in January 2014 has
informed the duo of NSA
Babagana Monguno and his Mr Magu whom he is alleged to be
fronting for, that all was about to
be revealed by the DSS
Operatives working on his case.
Air Cdre, Mr Muhammed thinks it
is the DSS attached to him that exposed all his dealings.
The source expressed that this
important information from the
air officer, Mr. Muhammed has
prompted the acting chairman of
the anti-corruption agency to embark on a personal vendetta
against core staff of the
commission attached to his
office.
Another source with knowledge
of the works of the anti- corruption commission agreed
that Mr Magu was picking on
regular staffs.
“Mr Magu thinks it is the regular
staff that is hindering his
confirmation whereas it his corrupt nature which has been
exposed that is stopping any
one from confirming him,” the
source said.
“He feels they are a threat and
may be working like DSS operatives, as some were being
trained by the same Nigeria
Secret Police.”
They also said that Mr Magu “has
started replacing Protective
Operatives attached to him with his police staff.
“Recently, Mr Magu started by
victimising ‘Protective Core
Operatives’ of the EFCC due to
this revelation given to him by
the arrested air chief who is a close ally of himself and his
Godfather NSA Monguno.”
Meanwhile, in another
development, document shows
that a BACAB PLAZA, beside
KASUPDA HOUSE, Kaduna Central Market, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Kaduna State belonging to Air
Commodore Salisu Yushau, who
is also involved in the Arms Deal
scandal were never declared to
the Assets Forfeiture Unit. Instead, according to a reliable
whistle blower, the asset which
was recovered by CSP Ishaku
Sharu was returned to Borno
born Mr Yushau who became a
prosecution witness to the EFCC. Sources said Chief
Superintendent, Sharu is very
corrupt. It is why former
chairman Madam Farida Waziri
returned him back to the mother
organisation Nigeria Police, but the immediate past chairman of
the commission, Mr Ibrahim
Lamorde who is believed to have
encouraged corrupt police
officers, brought him back to
EFCC in 2011. ? CSP Sharu is thought to have cut
a deal with Mr Yushau not to
reveal the Plaza.
There were been allegations that
Mr Magu and Mr Monguno, both
from Borno state, has been diverting government funds for
personal use.
People close to Mr Magu are
questioning why he has failed to
allow an investigation into
various allegation of corruption made against him.
One said “if Magu of EFCC is not
corrupt like them, why is he
keeping CSP Iliyasu Kwarbai, CSP
Ishaku Sharu, and other police
boys known with this illegalities. “Mr Magu knows why he has not
been confirmed. It is alarming
the level of this allegation.
Unfortunately, they would not
go away unless they are
investigated.” Although a call was placed to
him, he did not pick or return the
call.
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