Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu yesterday said that more influential Nigerians would soon be arrested to face prosecution, as the EFCC under him had reinvigorated the fight against corruption in the country.
Magu, who made the disclosure during a forum with online and broadcast media managers in Abuja, said since his appointment as acting chairman of the EFCC, he had undertaken the re-ordering of the agency’s priorities for effective implementation of its mandate.
According to him, “The effect of this, which is obvious for all to see, is the investigation, arrest and prosecution of some of the most powerful forces in Nigeria, who have questions to answer on their stewardship whilst in office.
“A former National Security Adviser, former ministers, former governors, serving and retired military men, a media mogul and several others are among those we have called to answer critical questions concerning the management of our commonwealth.
“As we speak, many more influential Nigerians are on the radar of the EFCC and in the coming weeks, they will have their days in court and Nigerians will be kept fully abreast of the results of our investigations.”
The EFCC boss said in carrying out the mandate of the commission, he had been guided by the “fear of God, national interest and the rule of law.”
Magu said apart from bringing corrupt public officers to justice, the EFCC under his leadership was determined in line with the stance of the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, to send “unmistakable message” to everyone that no Nigerian shall be regarded as above the law or treated as sacred cow as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.”
The EFCC chairman, however, said the commission could not succeed in carrying out its mandate without the support of the media.
He said the EFCC already had the support of all relevant bodies and organisations, and that he held a meeting with the president yesterday, and the message from Buhari was nothing but total support for the agency.
Magu said President Buhari’s resolve to fight corruption in Nigeria was underlined by his comments during his maiden media chat last Wednesday where he swore not to spare anyone found to be corrupt.
Professor Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, could not have come at a better time than now, when Nigerians are yearning for justice.
“On the part of the EFCC, I can assure you that the effect of our even more penetrating investigations and commitment to rid Nigeria of all forms of corruption and economic and financial crimes can and will continue to be seen from the cases we take to court for trial,” he said.


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  • vic

    WELL DONE SO FAR, MR MAGU.

    HOPEFULLY, WE SHALL NOT SEE TRILLIONS IN YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT AS WELL ANY TIME SOON LIKE THE FORMER RUN-AWAY LOOTER AND THIEF CHAIRMAN OF EFCC, WHO NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, DISGRACED HIMSELF, HIS FAMILY IF HE HAS ANY, NIGERIA, HIS COUNTRY, AND THE EFCC.

    HOW IS IT THAT WE DO NOT HEAR MUCH ABOUT THIS NEW RUN-AWAY , THE FORMER EFCC CHAIRMAN THIEF FROM YOU GUYS ANY MORE????

    WHERE ARE YOU HIDING HIM??????

    HE HAS TRILLIONS TO ACCOUNT FOR.

    THIS OUR COUNTRY, NIGERIA, A PANDORA OF THIEVES, LOOTERS AND PEN ROBBERS UNDER EVERY BRICK WITH NO END IN SIGHT.