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THE PROBE AGAINST MAGU IS A DISAPPOINTMENT TO THE EFCC- FEMI FALANA

Nigerian Lawyer and Human Rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has described the probe against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as an “anti-climax for an anti-corruption zar to be linked to a miasmal of corrupt practices.”


Falana said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise daily program on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.


He said “Even though Mr Ibrahim Magu is presumed innocent of all the allegations levelled against him, it is an anti-climax for an anti-corruption zar to be linked to a miasmal of corrupt practices.


“No doubt the fate that has befallen Magu so far, for me it is indeed a moral disaster on the anti-corruption crusade. Therefore, the ongoing investigation should be a wake-up call on the Federal Government to embark on a comprehensive cleaning exercise. Otherwise, the investigation will be a selective exercise in futility.


“The Federal Government owes the public duty, particularly that institution if it is confirmed that Mr Magu has been asked to step aside. There has to be a follow-up of the law establishing the agency, the top-most officer in the agency should be asked to act for him.” 


Eons Intelligence had earlier reported that the embattled EFCC acting chairman was arrested by the men of the Department of State Services (DSS) for money laundering and corruption, which led to his suspension by the presidency.


The EFCC spokesman, Tony Amokeodo, however, refuted the claim that their boss was arrested, saying he was asked to appear before a panel of the Federal Government set up to investigate the allegations of corruption levelled against him.


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Speaking further, Falana said the Federal Government should not make the mistake of appointing “an outsider” to head the EFCC in an acting capacity in case Magu will be suspended or found guilty of the allegations.


According to him, this is to ensure that the name of such nominees can easily be sent to the National Assembly for confirmation.


Falana, however, called on the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel to ensure that a  thorough investigation is done concerning the allegations against Magu. 

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