A non-governmental organization that calls itself The Integrity Group, has put forward evidence which indicates that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu lied concerning the body’s anitgraft campaign.
The Whistle reports that Magu told the press recently that the agency he heads has not received any petition against members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made this statement in response to increasing allegations that the EFCC under his leadership is being used to witch hunt members of opposition party. This is what Magu said initially;
Such accusations have come up a lot, but we work with petitions before us. In fact, I am eager and waiting for something from the other side, but nothing has come so far.”
However, evidence shows that a petition was sent to the EFCC and the agency received this petition and duly acknowledged it against the former Rivers state governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who is not just a party leader within the APC ranks but Nigeria’s Minister for Transport and Aviation.
It will be recalled that Magu has been constantly accused of shielding President Muhammadu Buhari’s associates from being investigated. The said Integrity Group is accusing the EFCC boss of ignoring petitions it sent earlier against chieftains of the APC. It proved this by providing a copy of the letter it sent to the agency asking it to probe Chibuike Amaechi over reckless looting of the treasury of Rivers State.
In the picture of the alleged letter, is the official stamp of the EFCC, showing that it had actually received the letter and acknowledged it but had not done anything about it.
Meanwhile, a Human Rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of suppressing the judiciary and humiliating Nigerian judges. The Ramon Oladimeji Human Rights lawyer, who leveled this allegation, had on Wednesday, called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to direct all lawyers in the country to stay away from the courts until the president gave his commitment to uphold the rule of law for his insistence on detaining former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.