Reports reaching Trail Reporters News room revealed that the most corrupt Zonal Head of EFCC in Charge of South South Zonal Office, Port Harcourt, CSP Ishaq Salihu has been removed from office as EFCC South South Zonal Head, Port Harcourt.
Several online media reports had exposed the corrupt activities of CSP Ishaq Salihu, the EFCC Zonal Head Port Harcourt, including how he allegedly purchased a palatial mansion with kickbacks and bribes collected from high profile suspects which has led to compromise in the fight against the anti corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC led Federal Government.
Trail Reporters had also published a report against the former Zonal Head, CSP Ishaq Salihu over his unholy romance with top ranking politicians in Delta State whom he ought to have arrested over financial crimes.
One out of the numerous cases he was alleged to have compromised and collected several millions of naira as bribes from suspects is a case of fraud involving Officials of Delta State Polytechnic Oghara in which the Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu directed CSP Ishaq Salihu to investigate and report back since 2015.
A Certified True Copy of a Court Judgement delivered on 3rd of July, 2017, revealed that a Fundamental Human Rights Suit filed by three corrupt Principal Officers of Delta State Polytechnic Oghara against the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation/Hon. Minister of Justice, the Acting EFCC Chairman, EFCC South South Zonal Head and three others to prevent their arrest and prosecution, was struck out on 3rd of July 2017 by a Federal High Court Judge sitting in Asaba, Delta State.
Our medium reliably gathered that, the former South South Zonal Head, CSP Ishaq Salihu deliberately sat on the casefile and refused to give directives to his men to arrest the suspects who are his very good friends despite their indictment for massive fraud. Reliable sources within the EFCC Zonal Office, Port Harcourt, confirmed to our Reporters that the Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu being fed up with several corruption complaints against the immediate past Zonal Head, South South, CSP Ishaq Salihu, finally took the bull by the horn and removed him as EFCC South South Zonal Head and replaced him with a more competent and corrupt free person whose name is yet to be made known to our correspondent as at the time of filing in this report.
When our correspondent contacted top officials in EFCC Zonal Office in Port Harcourt to confirm the name of the new Zonal Head and to also confirm whether the immediate past Zonal Head, Ishaq Salihu, was redeployed to other EFCC offices or he was redeployed back to the police, the EFCC source could not give our correspondent the requested details, but confirmed that the Newly Zonal Head had officially taken over the mantle of leadership as Zonal Head on 2nd January, 2017, but he is expected to resume official duties fully in the third week of this month as he was reportedly still on his Annual Leave which will terminate in the third week of January, 2017.
As at the time of going to the Press, efforts to contact the spokesman of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren for comments did not yield positive result, as he promised to call back our Reporter, but never did, neither did he respond to a text message sent to him.