How Magu’s house was attacked
The gunmen that attacked the farmhouse belonging to the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu went there based on a tip.
Thecable gave an inside report on Thursday morning.
The attackers were said to have carted away with some riffles from the farm after the security guards were overpowered with one beating to death.
The medium identified the mobile policemen as Haruna Seriki and Musa Izah who were said to have been drafted from Mopol 45, under the federal capital territory (FCT) command, and a private guard, Robert Asadu.
The report also indicated that Izah was taken into custody after discovering that he was not at his duty post when the attackers struck.
He has reportedly been arrested and charged with negligence of duty. Meanwhile, Izah was said to have gone to borrow mortar and pestle to prepare his pounded yam meal which he intended to have as dinner that evening.
According to the report, the deceased officer, Seriki who was a father of five, hailed from Kebbi state
Six armed men wearing military camouflage reportedly attacked Magu’s farmhouse. They pretended to be operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), and claiming to have had a tip that the house was a ritualist den.
“Immediately they entered the premises comprising of a storehouse and an uncompleted building erected on a 200 by 100 square meters plot of land, they removed their pistols and ordered the two men to face down,” the source said, according to thecable
“The assailants demanded for bags of money that was allegedly brought there a few days back.”
When the guards who appeared clueless about such money in the premises could not help, the gunmen reportedly tied them with ropes, after which they ransacked the premises.
“They dug out the soak-away pit and broke some plumbing pipes within the structure looking for the money,” the source said.
“After asking who was a policeman between the two men, Seriki’s identity was confirmed and the attackers descended on him with more beating and suffocated him to death. He was ladened with several sacks of heavy animal feeds found in the storehouse.
They watched him until he died .”
The gunmen reportedly went there in two Toyota Camry cars — one, green colour and the other one grey.
“Throughout the time of the attack, no gunshot was heard. The corpse of the slain policemen doesn’t have any gunshot wounds, although they collected their phones and locked back the main gate of the farm,” the source said.