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Gunmen invade Magu’s house, kill policeman

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Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night invaded an unoccupied house of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the house located within a farm owned by Magu in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, at about 10:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

The farmstead had been placed under police security a few months ago following an 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 Magu and his family,” the source explained.


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