Controversy trails Magu’s N150m security vote

617, Acting Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu

Controversy is swirling around the security vote of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, appropriated for him for 2017.

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Magu, according to the allegation, by October ending had drawn N150m from his security vote, meaning the anti-graft boss took out N15m monthly.

It was also alleged that money which was meant to cover ad hoc security expenditures of Magu was allegedly diverted by him.

But an official of EFCC who spoke in confidence as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, told our correspondent that Magu has drawn only 37 per cent of the money.

The official said, “Magu is the first person in the history of the commission to draw the lowest percentage of statutory security votes for the office of the EFCC chairman.

“N150million was voted for him, and with only a month left to the end of the year, Magu has only collected 37 per cent of it. This is the least the commission has ever recorded.”


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