By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Suspended acting Tsar of Nigeria’s apex anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been adviced to resign by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA.
This was contained in a statement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Director of Media, Zainab Yusuf, in which the group said that Magu’s resignation would salvage the badly battered image and reputation of the Anti-corruption agency.
According to HURIWA, President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade would surfer a big blow if Magu was allowed to return to the EFCC’s helm after the conclusion of ongoing investigations, due to the damning revelations that had so far been made.
The group also demanded that Magu be made to account for all the assets recovered since he took over the reins of leadership at the commission, and for President Buhari to take steps towards ensuring the autonomy of anti-corruption bodies in the country.
Magu is currently being grilled by a presidential investigative panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, consequent to an indicting petition by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on allegations of corrupt practices, official recklessness and re-looting of recovered loot.