Order Magu to step aside as Acting Chairman of EFCC – PDP tells FG

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that since the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has pulled in for investigation, the Federal Government should preserve the integrity of the office of the Chairman of the EFCC by ordering him to step asid.

In a statement signed by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, the party said Nigerians are already aware that Magu has been pulled in for questioning, adding that the fact that he has to be accompanied by an attorney shows that the said “invitation”, is beyond the routine.

The PDP holds that the development around the EFCC acting Chairman as well as the desperate attempt by the Commission to cover or wave off his investigation, only raise more integrity questions regarding Magu’s activities in the EFCC.

Only last month, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minster of Justice, Abubakar Malami, released a memo in which he indicted Magu of alleged diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC.

Moreover, with the allegations and investigation, Magu has lost the moral rectitude to continue to preside over the anti-corruption agency while investigators take charge of every activities of the office to forestall destruction of evidence as well as unnecessary interferences in the matter.

Our party, Nigerians and indeed, the international community are keenly monitoring the development and expect the Buhari Presidency to muster the courage to carry out a comprehensive investigation and make its findings available to the public. He should step aside until he proves himself innocent.

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