- More allegations have been made against Ibrahim Magu of the EFCC
- This time, the claim is that Magu operated a cult in the agency that answers only to him
- The allegation was made by Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central
A former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the travails of the recently suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
Sani on Wednesday, July 8, alleged that the embattled anti-graft agent is running a cult in the EFCC called the "Magu boys" or the "Chairman Squad".
According to the former senator, the alleged cult is the brain behind most of the frame-ups, blackmail and cruel prosecutions carried out by some members the commission who are only answerable to Magu, The Cable reports.
Sani went on to say that other members of the gang must be rooted out like their ringleader before dark activities can be revealed to the public eye.
He said: “The cult has been the wheel behind the ordeal of their embattled Boss. Until they are rooted out from the agency also, I believe a lot of revelations will be coming out from other marginalized and honest officers in the so-called anti-corruption agency.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the presidency had finally opened up on the ordeals faced by Magu.
A source in the presidency who recently spoke with state house correspondents in Abuja on the issue pointed out that the series of interrogation faced by Magu is aimed at clearing him from the many allegations he was facing.
The source added that the fact that the suspended EFCC acting boss is on a hot seat proves that nobody under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is above investigation.
He went on to say that this went to show that the current administration is poised to uproot every structure of corruption in the country, even if it required stepping on toes.
The anonymous source said: “Under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, nobody is above scrutiny. The investigation is to reinforce transparency and accountability, rather than to vitiate it.
“Accountability for our actions or inactions is an inalienable part of democracy. In such an elevated position as that of EFCC Chairman, the holder of the position must be above suspicion."
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