Identity of a Pastor, who allegedly helped the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu to buy a landed property worth N573 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has now been revealed.
The Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA), in its report, disclosed that one Prophet Emmanuel Omale, a pastor at Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, was said to have been used by Magu to launder funds.
Omale’s name was reportedly uncovered during an investigation on EFCC’s activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
It should be recalled that Prophet Emmanuel Omale, in his prophesies for 2020, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will reappoint, Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman in spite of massive gang up. He also said that the war on corruption will jail two ex-governors who are currently serving as Senators.
Magu is currently being interrogated by a panel headed by Ayo Salami, former president of the appeal court.
He has been accused of not being transparent in managing assets recovered by the commission.
Prophet Omale’s name was reportedly uncovered during an investigation on EFCC’s activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
According to the report, the cleric bought a landed property worth N573 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on behalf of Magu.
“Another individual who is helping in laundering funds for the Acting Chairman and who has been referred to in several petitions is one Pastor Emmanuel Omale (Hand of God Prophetic Ministry),” the report read.
“He is reported to have travelled to Dubai with Mr Magu and his name was used in purchasing property in Dubai for Mr Magu.
“As an unknown pastor, the NFIU’s report showed huge movement of funds ranging from N573,228,040.41.”
The report also covered the case of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum.
PCARA accused Magu of failing to cooperate with authorities in the United Kingdom to facilitate effective prosecution of the case.
“In the Diezani Alison Madueke case, the Acting Chairman is failing to further cooperate with the UK NCA to enable them charge the Former Minister to court in the UK,” the report read.
“The Acting Chairman despite his knowledge that Mrs Madueke will not be extradited to Nigeria until after her trial in the UK, has consistently been accusing the UK government on the pages of print and electronic media of not wanting to extradite her to Nigeria.”
Magu was also accused of deliberately refusing to provide documentary evidence that would make the office of the attorney-general of the federation to commence the extradition process of Diezani.
“This has strained the EFCC relationship with Europe most strategic partner,’’ the report read.
Magu, who is being held in police custody in Abuja, is expected to reappear before the Salami probe panel on Monday, to defend himself against several allegations.