Nigerian pastor has been fingered in the on going investigation of allegations of gross mismanagement of recovered loot by Ibrahim Magu.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Presidential Probe Panel has revealed in its reports that the former boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has been allegedly laundering the recovered loots abroad with a Nigerian pastor based in Abuja .
In the panel’s report which was published by News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, yesterday, Saturday in Abuja reveals that an Abuja based pastor and founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Dr Emmanuel Omalewas worked with Ibrahim Magu to launder funds abroad.
The Nigerian Pastor, Dr. Omale’s name was mentioned in the Ayo Salami led final report. His name popped up while the panel investigated Magu’s EFCC activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and mentioned in the final report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA).
The panel’s report further revealed that Pastor Emmanuel Omale allegedly acquired a property with his name for Ibrahim Magu valued at N573 million in Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
“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 of the Hand of God Prophetic Ministry.
“He’s reported to have traveled to Dubai with Mr Magu, and his name was used in purchasing a property in Dubai for Mr Magu.
“As an unknown pastor, the NFIU’s report showed the huge movement of funds ranging from N573,228,040.41,” the report said.
Efforts have been intensified to arrest and arraign the Nigerian pastor for prosecution if he is found abetting crime.
Ibrahim Magu is still held at the Police Headquarters in Abuja.