The lie indeed was truth.

The life of the man at the helm of affairs at Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu is under threat.

His enemies are fighting dirty and on Tuesday, stories made the rounds that they made an attempt on his life by attacking his house. Luckily, he was not at home and the police officer at his home became the hapless victim – sadly losing his life.

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On Wednesday evening, the commission officially confirmed the attack in a statement by its spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.

“The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10PM on December 12, 2017.

“The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse,” Uwujaren said.

Wilson said the commission would not speculate on the motive of the attack but however, emphasised that the EFCC under the leadership of Magu would not be deterred in its mission to rid the country of corruption.

The last 10 months had been tough for Magu because of his refusal to bow to pressure from some high-profile suspects and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

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Following threats, security had been beefed up for Magu and his immediate family leading to the deployment of policemen to the uncompleted bungalow in Karshi.

Some suspected elements had also been prowling the family’s house in the Borno State capital and issuing threats.

This latest attack came barely 48 hours after Magu said the anti-corruption agenda will be a do-or-die affair.

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