- A report has emerged that there is an alleged plot by some former governors to remove Ibrahim Magu as head of the EFCC
- The national chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dan Nwanyanwu, claimed that he is privy to the report
- Nwanyanwu said the plot to remove Magu is backed by former officeholders
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A report has emerged that there is an alleged plot by some former governors to remove Ibrahim Magu as head of the EFCC.
The national chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dan Nwanyanwu, claimed that he was aware of the plot to remove Magu, The Nation reported.
He said former officeholders, including ex-governors facing trial for allegedly looting huge sums of money were trying to lobby government officials close to the president to get the EFCC boss removed.
“Their plot is to ensure that the one who has been driving this anti-corruption fight, in the person of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, would be removed as quickly as possible," he said.
Nwanyanwu further alleged that the politicians were putting funds together with a view to using the money to fund the lobby for Magu’s immediate removal.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has said the agency was not involved in the arrest of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalodely popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Hushpuppi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.
In an interview on TVC News Journalists Hangout, on Friday, June 12, Magu said: “We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.”
The EFCC boss said the anti-graft agency is not all about arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters but also involved in rehabilitating the suspects.
He said: “We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see whether we can rehabilitate them.
“Because most of these boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.
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