Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night attacked an unoccupied residence of Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The house, located within a farm owned by Magu in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was stormed by the attackers at about 10 p.m.
The attackers subdued a police officer and another civilian working on the property and tied them up before beating the duo to pulp.
“The policeman died from the beating,” a source close to the EFCC boss’s family disclosed.
The farmstead was placed under police security a few months ago following earlier 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.
The EFCC has confirmed the attack.
In a statement on Wednesday evening, spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the attackers murdered a police sergeant guarding the property located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja.
“The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2017.
“The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse,” he said.
Wilson said the commission would not speculate on the motive of the attack.
He, however, stated that the EFCC under the leadership of Magu would not be deterred in its mission to rid the country of corruption.