By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the release of the deposed boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, from police custody, the Presidency has sought to make some clarifications on some of the grey areas concerning his ongoing probe.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while speaking on Wednesday on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said that contrary to insinuations in the press, Magu was being investigated over allegations of corruption and not being tried because a prima facie case had not yet been established against him.
Speaking further, Adesina said that Magu’s probe was a “plus” for the anti-corruption war efforts, and that his suspension was proof that nobody was above the law, adding that the probe will strengthen the fight against graft, admonishing Nigerians to rather support President Muhammadu Buhari for having the will to allow the probe of the former EFCC Tsar, rather than expressing pessimism.
Ibrahim Magu is still being grilled by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws on allegations of financial impropriety and gross official misconduct. He was granted bail on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.