Alleged Graft: Magu must face prosecution -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , yesterday, said embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu must be prosecuted for alleged graft.

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the allegations against Magu, as reported in a memo by Malami has put a question mark on the Federal Government’s fight against corruption.

The opposition party stated that the allegations against the embattled EFCC boss has reinforced its position that “the much-hyped war against corruption by the EFCC, under his watch, has been a huge scam by corrupt individuals to cover the plundering of public resources, harass political opponents, intimidate and extort money from innocent Nigerians.”

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According to the PDP, “the development has also exposed why corruption has worsened under the Buhari administration, as documented by credible international organisation, including the Transparency International (TI).

“It is a big embarrassment to our nation, that the head of anti-corruption agency in an administration led by the African Union (AU) anti-corruption champion and which prides itself on zero tolerance for corruption, is being dragged in allegation of looting recovered fund and other barefaced frauds.

“Now that the racket has been exposed, the onus lies on President Muhammadu Buhari to clean his Augean stable by not sweeping the matter under the carpet or seeking to provide soft landing for the indicted EFCC boss and shield him from prosecution.

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“What Nigerians expect at this moment is for President Buhari to enforce the law by directing relevant agencies to commence actions that would lead to Magu’s prosecution in the court. Anything short of this will not be acceptable to Nigerians.”

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