Acting EFCC Chairman orders arrest of agency's directors for allegedly leaking information of the agency to online media
In a bid to sanitize the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, has ordered the arrest of some of the agency's management staff who allegedly leak information about the operations of the agency to online media. A source within the agency who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Nation;
"The no-nonsense acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has commenced a massive clean-up of the agency with the arrest of some officers.
Those affected are a director and five officers who are causing disaffection and engaging in corrupt practices. We will not release their names until the investigation is completed. They were allegedly involved in unauthorised leakages of official information and causing damaging reports based on false information to be published against the commission by bloggers. The action of the officers is prejudicial to discipline and violates their oath of allegiance. Those in custody include a director, some senior and lower cadre officers, including a former senior operative, who was dismissed for corruption and involvement in cult activities. In recent times, the EFCC has been at the receiving end of negative reports by bloggers and the mainstream media, targeting its leadership. The malicious reports have done untold damage to the reputation of the commission. Available facts showed that the staff, who operated as a syndicate, were desperately projecting the management staff to take over the leadership of the commission while attacking the integrity, professionalism and reputation of the EFCC. The investigation is still o, with the possibility of more arrests in the coming days.”he said