Tuesday, 15 August 2017

"I am not bothered about senate confirmation"- EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) was recently on a battlefield with the Attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami over cases the commission is handling.

In a recent interview organized by Leadership, Magu said he has never lost any high profile case since he assumed office in 2015. He wrote;

"I have not lost any high profile case since I came on board. I have not lost any case apart from the Oronsaye’s case. Secondly, I have no problem with the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation. By my character, I am a disciplined person. Naturally, I am a disciplined person and I respect constituted authority. There is no question of frosty relationship here. I have not less than 12 prosecutors from the office of AGF working under me. We have lawyers from AGF who are working for us in all the offices in EFCC and they are assigned by the AGF. So, I don’t know the lack of synergy you are talking about" he said

Speaking on his rejection by the senate, Magu said;

"I am not bothered about Senate confirmation. As long as you are fighting corruption, corruption must fight back. This is corruption fighting back. A lot of things are going on on a daily basis. The hurdles are too much. I have never seen it like this. It is only God’s infinite mercy that is sustaining us. Luckily, we have a leadership that is committed to the fight against corruption. If we can’t do it this time, we should forget it, but it can be done. We have been able to create awareness. Prevention is an aspect of our job. It is not every day we arrest, detain and prosecute. This morning I was with the NUC to partner with them in sensitizing students against corruption. We have agreed to set up a task force to clampdown on mushroom universities collecting money from parents. The number of universities has gone up. We will close them down. I have also appealed to NUC to sensitize the youths"he said

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