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EFCC boss Magu’s top aide named in top level corruption scandal

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The fight against corruption embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari may have been jeopardised as one of the agencies tasked to fight is enmeshed in a top level corrupt practices.

According to reports, a top official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been indicted for alleged corrupt practices.

The said official is one of the retired Police officers recalled by the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
It was gathered that the three officials who mostly lead crucial operations, are John Odoh, Hamza Abdullahi [Principal Detective, Superintendent level 12], Abubakar Aliyu Madaki.
Abubakar Madaki retired as a Superintendent of Police in December of 2013 from the EFCC where he was assigned.
Madaki was called back by Magu months after he was appointed as head of the EFCC.
During Madaki’s initial stay at the EFCC and in his second arrival, he allegedly acquired choice properties across the country worth billions of naira.
According to sources, he allegedly acquired a N450million house in Wuse 2 and another house for his girlfriend in Wuse zone 4, worth N200 million.
Superintendent Madaki also allegedly acquired lands in Nasarawa state worth over N10billion.
In January 2014, he allegedly purchased over 300.56Hectares in Angwan Sa’aka, Karu Local Government Council, Nasarawa state.
It is also said that in the same January 2014, Madaki allegedly purchased over 60.59 hectares in Angwan Chediya, Karu LGA in Nasarawa state.
In February 2010, he allegedly purchased over 61hectares in Angwan Monday, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.
In June 2016, Madaki allegedly purchased over 34.38hectares in Angwan Sarkin Mada along Angwan Chero Road, Karu LGA, Nasarawa state.
On August 2016, he allegedly purchased over 16.96hectares at Gunduma along Madubi road, Karshi development area, Karu, LGC, Nasarawa state.
In total, Madaki allegedly purchased 474hectares of land , despite being on a police superintendent’s salary.
It was gathered that some aggrieved staff have sent documents of the purchases to Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Sagay , who has recommended a probe.
It is not known if investigation has commenced.

Meanwhile, Wilson Uwujaren , EFCC Head of Media and Publicity , denied knowledge of the documents.
“I don’t know of any documents of the acquisition s you are talking about. I only speak on what I know.”
Asked if what action will be taken if it is eventually discovered that some officials are found to have corruptly enriched themselves, Uwujaren replied: “then the law will take its course. But at this moment, I’m not aware of any document.”

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