Again, gunmen storm Magu’s house, kill policeman

Ibrahim Magu
Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Armed persons on Tuesday night attacked an unoccupied residence of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

The house, located within a farm owned by Mr. Magu in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was stormed by unidentified attackers at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

The attackers subdued a police officer and another civilian working on the property and tied them up before beating the duo to pulp.

“The policeman died from the beating,” a source close to the EFCC boss’s family disclosed.

The farmstead was placed under police security a few months ago following earlier attack on it in which the uncompleted house was ransacked in suspicious circumstances.

The attack on the property was also followed not long afterward by a dawn attack on the EFCC office in Abuja in August.

“That was what warranted additional security around Mr. Magu and his family,” the source explained.

The motive behind the latest attack is however said to be hazy as the attackers also carted away five cattle and some sheep that were being reared in the compound.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that police officers are already drafted to the crime scene for proper investigation.

Attempt to reach Mr. Magu and EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, to react to this story was not successful at the time of this report.


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  • Hashim Wakil

    This seems like a staged managed attack. I don’t believe this story. Why would armed attackers attack a farm that Magu does not and has never occupied.

    • Truthometer

      You are free to believe what you believe. Search your conscience. Evil men abound in Nigeria.

      • Ubong

        Because magu is not fair in his actions, meaning he is evil just like 98% of our so called leaders. His predecessor was indicted by senate committee but he is a commissioner of police today in lagos zone of our supposed federal police force. Do good to all mankind as a leader and uou will sleep well in open house without fear.

        • Observer

          So you mean anyone attacked by robbers got something fishing? Get well soon

        • Citizen

          Good men don’t sleep well in Nigeria their names are usually damaged by “little men”

  • Kareem Raji

    Attack farm steal cows and sheep. Has magu ever heard of cattle rustlers and fulani ge

  • frgrfg gyhre

    It is well

  • Dazmillion

    It seems anywhere in Nigeria there is cow rearing or herding, violence is not too far behind. It seems its time to ban cows

  • General Sam Bockerie

    Stage managed attack designed to attract sympathy and save him from latest judicial embarrassments!!!!!!!

    • Concerned

      How do you know did you arrange it?