EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu Escapes 2nd Assassination Attempt
EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu
Abuja, Dec. 13, 2017 (AltAfrika)–Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was lucky to escape death on Tuesday as unidentified gunmen stormed his house in Abuja.Unfortunately, one of the police guards attached to Magu’s house, a police sergeant, lost his life in the gun battle with the gun men.
A statement by the agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren,said the property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10pm on December 12, 2017.
Uwujaren stated that an unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. “The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse”, he said.
The Commission, he said would not speculate on the motives for the attack or the sponsors, but, wishes to state that the agency under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu will not be deterred in its mission of ridding Nigeria of corruption.
Meanwhile, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in partnership with the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA, on Monday commenced a four-day training for operatives of the anti-graft agency, aimed at sharpening their skills in the area of assets recovery.
“The aim of the training, is to expose the Commission’s investigators on best international techniques on tracing, identifying, recovery and management of assets recognized as proceeds of crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing among
others”, he said.
“We are set to permanently seize more properties suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of crime even without necessarily prosecuting the owners or possessors of such properties in the law courts.
“The participants will be trained on new methods of asset seizure by exposing them to some very important provisions of our laws especially in Section 17 of the AFF Act, 2006 which has elements of non-conviction based forfeiture,” he added.
Some of the ongoing GIABA sponsored trainings for staff of the EFCC include; “The Use of Microsoft Excel for Data Analysis”, “Investigative Interviewing and Evidence Evaluation in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Cases”, “Forensic Accounting and Investigation”.
The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering (GIABA) is an institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in West Africa.