Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services has reacted to the ongoing questioning the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu is currently undergoing.
Amachree disclosed while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday, July 7, that the Attorney-General of the Federation remained the supervising authority over the EFCC just as the Department of Justice supervises the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.
The former DSS Asssitant Director who accused Magu of operating as a law onto himself and refusing to submit to constituted authority made it known that the anti-graft agency’s acting Chairman was not arrested by the DSS but by policemen attached to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCID, stating that people mistook to be the DSS because they were not putting on uniform.
“I think Magu has some blame on his side. Apparently, he was operating as a law unto himself. He must be reporting to somebody. Even in the US, the FBI reports to the Department of Justice. In Nigeria, EFCC ought to report to the AGF who is now the originator of the allegations.
“When this thing came up, they knew he may not want to come, I don’t know, but he was stopped on the way to another meeting but they said he must go before the panel. He was accosted by policemen from the FCID.
“However, because they were policemen in plain clothes, many people thought it was the DSS.”