- Ibrahim Magu has been asked to step down for investigation
- Reacting to Magu's purported arrest on Monday, PDP said this will preserve the sanctity of the EFCC office
- The opposition party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to show genuineness in the fight against graft
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Ibrahim Magu, the embattled chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to step aside as the sheriff of the agency after he was gripped by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the DSS said that the EFCC boss was invited to Aso Rock in what clarified growing media reports that Magu was apprehended over alleged illegal ownership of properties.
Speaking on the development, PDP said Magu must be ready to play the integrity card by submitting himself for investigation.
The main opposition party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate acute genuineness in the fight against corruption and various forms of corrupt practices in government.
PDP further noted that Magu's purported arrest was beyond a mere invitation since he has been earlier indicted by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami.
The party said it is keenly monitoring the Magu case, adding that President Buhari should preserve the sanctity of the EFCC boss' office by mandating him to step aside.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Oluwatoyin Ojaomo, the lawyer to Magu, has disclosed the reasons why his client is being probed by a presidential panel.
Ojaomo speaking on a Channels TV programme, Politics Today on Monday, July 6, said one of the reasons his client was being investigated was because of the recoveries he announced publicly.
The lawyer added that Magu was also being questioned because the recovered funds remitted to the government were more than the monies declared.
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