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Alleged Leaks: EFCC Detains Director, Operatives

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[caption id="attachment_2575" align="alignnone" width="660"]The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu[/caption]

A major media offensive is underway at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, ordered the arrest of unspecified number of operatives for allegedly leaking information to bloggers and mainstream media.

Those arrested and detained are a director (names withheld) and other senior operatives as well as a former senior operative who was dismissed from the anti-graft agency for corruption and cultism.

“There seems to be a purge here at the commission. Some of our operatives leaking information to bloggers are in custody already.

“Those arrested are a director, some senior and lower cadre officers, including a former senior operative who was dismissed for corruption and involvement in cult activities.” the source said.

It was learnt that those arrested were found to have leaked information capable of causing considerable damage to the image of the agency.

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