A new twist has emerged in the investigation of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Sources have revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) has begun working with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on the Asset Declaration Form filled by Magu.
What is not clear is if this action is connected with the Justice Ayo Salami panel based on the allegations raised by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
A source told The Nation: “The DSS approached the CCB for collaboration on the Asset Form. It said it was in respect of the information it shared with the Bureau.
“So, whatever CCB is doing is at the instance of the DSS. The security agency sought for joint investigation with the bureau.
“It is difficult to say whether it is a separate issue or the activities of the Salami Fact-Finding panel. CCB is already cooperating with the agency.”
President Buhari had suspended the acting boss of the anti-graft agency and replaced him with Mohammed Umar, the EFCC Head of Operations.
Magu is currently being investigated by a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami following allegations by Abubakar Malami.
Malami accused the former EFCC boss of corruption, insubordination, mismanagement of recovered loots among other allegations.