The ongoing feud between the Economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC and the department of state security services, DSS has heightened after the Lawan Daura, the DSS chief accused Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the EFCC of running the anti-graft commission on ‘Gossip and Marabouts advice’.
Speaking before a Senate Adhoc committee, Daura stated that Magu method was more ‘brawn than brain’.
He said; “The method (brawn instead of brain) deployed by the current EFCC under Magu is a Gestapo style that belongs to dictatorial regime.
The Acting Chairman runs the Agency based on public rumours, manoeuvres, gossips, political interference from certain quarters and marabouts.”
Daura also accused Magu of vendetta mission against the DSS as a result of the indictment of his close friend, retired Air Commodore Mohammed Umar, who was involved in extorting money from suspects under investigation by the Presidential Committee Investigating Defence Procurement between 2014 and 2015.
He said although the EFCC has the power to investigate financial crimes, but investigation of the finances of the DSS was an exception in this case and can only be waived with the approval of the President.