- EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu says the wave of corruption in Nigeria is not as reckless as it was in the past
- The EFCC boss also stated that governors are now more careful in attending flashy parties at home or abroad
- Magu added that raids involving internet fraudsters aka ‘yahoo-yahoo boys’ were ongoing, and that the whistle-blowing policy remains in place
The wave of corruption in Nigeria is not as reckless as it was in the past, Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said.
Magu made the assertion in a chat with newsmen during a visit to the commission’s Makurdi office, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the EFCC boss also stated that governors are now more careful in attending flashy parties at home or abroad.
He said: “Corruption is not as reckless as it used to be. Even governors are afraid of attending flashy parties both within and outside the country. It doesn’t happen these days. The fear factor is there.”
Magu insisted that in order to kick corruption out of the system, everyone needs to be a part of the fight; as he disclosed that he was in Makurdi because of his desire to mobilise every indigene of Benue state to fight against corruption.
He said the EFCC, under his watch, would go after anyone found wanting and bring them to book, irrespective of their political affiliations.
Magu added that raids involving internet fraudsters aka ‘yahoo-yahoo boys’ were ongoing, and that the whistle-blowing policy remains in place, with informants still getting paid.
He, however, stated that the delay in actualising payment to whistle blowers sometimes emanated from the rudiments of court processes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ibrahim Magu alleged that some state governors promote insecurity to enable them inflate security votes in their states.
The EFCC boss said Nigeria's loss to corruption in the last decade runs into trillions of naira and that a review of the recoveries between 2017 and 2019, shows that in 2017, the EFCC recovered N473.065 billion, $98 million, €7 million and £294,000, while N236.16 billion was recovered in 2018.
He said the recovered sum gave an insight into what had been stolen so far by those in leadership positions.
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