Our Corruption Fight is Targeted at Looters – Magu
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, #EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said that only the corrupt are selected in the fight against corruption.
Magu, who made this known on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, while addressing journalists in the new headquarters of the Commission, refuted the claim that the fight against corruption is being influenced by anybody, stressing that the anti-graft agency, conducts a lot of preliminary investigations before anyone is prosecuted.
His words: “Of course you have to be selective in fighting #corruption. You have to bring in people who have looted. You have to remove the weeds from the shaft.
“We select people who have committed an offence, in this way, we are selective. We do a lot of background check , conduct a lot of preliminary investigation, before you are invited. So, yes, we select the corrupt.”
Earlier, while welcoming the journalists, Magu appreciated their efforts in the anti-corruption fight, and enjoined them to keep supporting the EFCC, stressing that the media are also stakeholders in the corruption fight. .
“I thank you for partnering with us all these while. Each an everyone of you is a stakeholder. You have contributed to this fight too.
“Whether they like it or not, together, we will continue winning the fight”, Magu assured.
The anti-graft czar further said that the completion of the edifice, will strengthen the institutional framework and that the Commission is being restructured internally, to weed out the bad eggs.
The EFCC new head office, located at Plot 301/302 Research and Institution Cadastral District, Jabi, Abuja, is expected to be commissioned on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
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