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Magu’s ‘men’ searches his home for hours, went away with vital documents

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Officers of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on Tuesday searched the home of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Magu was suspended as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of corruption.

Magu’s house located on Abduljalil Street, Karu Site, on the outskirts of Abuja, was searched for several hours and Police officers went away with vital documents.

A source privy to the operation explained: “On Tuesday evening, a team of policemen stormed the home of Magu in Karu. That is the house where Magu used to live before he moved to Maitama after his appointment as EFCC chairman.

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“The policemen made away with some items and everything will be processed as investigations continue.

CAPITAL POST earlier reports that Ibrahim Magu was detained at the Area 10, CID facility after he was grilled by the former Justice Ayo Salami led presidential panel on Monday.

A source said that Tuesday’s continuation of Magu’s investigation was going on at the same time with the search of his house.

“As the panel makes it findings and establishes certain allegations, the police will continue to open investigations. We were told that he had bought some properties, so one of the reasons we searched the Karu home was that we wanted to lay our hands on some of these documents. We have been able to make some findings,” he said.

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Meanwhile, it was learnt that Magu may be brought before the Force Disciplinary Committee made up of deputy inspectors-general of police for trial and possible dismissal.

A top security agent said since Magu is a Commissioner of Police, he cannot be charged until he is properly dismissed from the police.

He said, “After the panel has finished sitting and once Magu is found wanting on any of the 24 allegations, he would be made to face the Force Disciplinary Committee which comprises the DIGs. The committee would make a recommendation to the IG who would in turn forward the report to the Police Service Commission. The PSC would then do the needful.

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“Magu already has an existing disciplinary case in his police file. So, as a second-time offender, dismissal would be very easy.”

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