Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) newly appointed acting chairman, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, is an Assistant Police Commissioner and the 4th boss of the commission.
However, there are information about Ibrahim Mustafa Magu that are not in public domain and here is what we learnt.
Magu has been with EFCC since its inception in 2003, and was brought to the commission by the pioneer chairman, Nuhu Ribadu. Under Ribadu, he was the anti-graft agency’s head of operations and economic governance unit respectively.
Following Ribadu’s removal by former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, there was no love lost between Magu and Ribadu’s successor, Farida Waziri.
The fierce war between them got o the hilt when Farida redeployed Magu to the police force after his Abuja house was searched and his property, including a laptop computer with sensitive files, were carted away by officials of the EFCC at Mrs. Waziri’s behest.
He was also detained before his redeployment and was suspended by the police force.
However, Ibrahim Lamorde reinstated Magu in his job in EFCC when the former became the commission’s substantive chairman in 2012.
Magu at one time was head of the Economic Governance Unit (EGU), a department in the agency that handles investigations of senior public officials.
He had led the investigation of politically exposed persons like the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and former Delta governor James Ibori.
Interestingly, Ibrahim Mustafa Maguhad a hand in the prosecution and conviction of former managing director of the Bank of the North, Shettima Mohammed Bulama, who happens to be his brother-in-law.