A Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, Shehu Sani, has accused the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, of turning the agency into his personal cult.
Recall that Mr Magu was on Monday whisked away by the State Security Service, SSS, to face a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami over corruption allegations.
He was later suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the senator supported Mr Magu’s suspension, alleging that the EFCC boss had converted some operatives of the agency as his personal ‘boys’ for carrying out wicked operations against his perceived enemies.
Mr Sani said: “Contrary to the facade you see from the outside, the EFCC has been run by an inside cult called ‘the Magu Boys’ or ‘the Chairman Squad’.
“They are a select cream of vicious and cruel officers who operate exclusively and with impunity and only report directly to their boss.
“The inside cult is the dark and immoral aspect of the agency engaged in persecution, blackmail, frame-ups, and cruelty.
“The cult has been the wheel behind the ordeal of their embattled Boss.
“Until they are rooted out from the agency also, I believe a lot of revelations will be coming out from other marginalized and honest officers in the so-called anti-corruption agency.”