Magu's probe shows Buhari has failed Nigerians - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Federal Government to allow unhindered investigation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the party spokesman, said in another statement that the invitation of Mr Magu by the State Security Service, SSS, for questioning and the fact that he has to be accompanied by an attorney shows that the said “invitation”, was beyond the routine.

He stated that the development around Mr Magu raises more integrity questions, regarding his activities in the EFCC.

He recalled that last month, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, released a memo in which he indicted Mr Magu of alleged diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC.

He said the PDP, Nigerians and indeed, the international community were keenly monitoring the development and expect government to carry out a comprehensive investigation and make its findings available to the public.

“Now that Magu has been pulled in for investigation, the federal government should preserve the integrity of the office of the Chairman of the EFCC.

“This should be done by ordering him to step aside while investigators take charge of every activities of the office to forestall destruction of evidence as well as unnecessary interferences in the matter.

“Moreover, with the allegations and investigation, Magu has lost the moral rectitude to continue to preside over the anti-corruption agency.

“He should step aside until he proves himself innocent.’’

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