- The PDP is demanding for the prosecution of the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu
- This is coming hours after President Buhari suspended Magu to face a probe into the allegations of misconduct against him
- The party noted that Magu's indictment reinforces its position that the war against corruption has been a huge scam
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that Ibrahim Magu must face prosecution after his suspension as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Legit.ng gathered that the opposition party made the call in a series of tweets via it's official Twitter account on Wednesday, July 8.
The PDP explained that after reviewing the reported circumstances surrounding the investigation that indicted Magu, the acting EFCC chairman should be prosecuted.
The opposition party went on to note that Magu's indictment reinforces its position that the war against corruption under his watch, has been a huge scam by corrupt individuals to cover various things including plundering of public resources.
According to PDP, this development has exposed why corruption, as documented by credible international organizations, has worsened under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party further said Nigerians expect the president to enforce the law by directing relevant agencies to commence actions that would lead to Magu’s prosecution, adding that anything short of this will not be acceptable to the people.
Recall that Magu was reportedly suspended by President Buhari on Tuesday, July 7, to allow him to face a probe into the allegations of misconduct against him.
Magu's reported suspension comes a day after he was summoned by a presidential panel for questioning over alleged infractions against him.
The acting EFCC boss was reported to have been questioned for several hours by members of the panel in the presence of an EFCC counsel member, Rotimi Oyedepo.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mike Ozekhome, a senior lawyer, said he had warned in 2017 about the embattled acting chairman of the EFCC. The EFCC boss was earlier indicted by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, who also recommended his sack in a recent memo.
Speaking on the controversy in which the anti-corruption sheriff is embroiled in, Ozekhome said he exposed how Magu was looting the country's treasury three yeas ago.
The senior lawyer said he wrote the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, about Magu's alleged insincerity in the fight against corruption.
Similarly, a new official has reportedly been selected to head the affairs of the anti-corruption agency.
A senior EFCC source, who does not want to be named, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, July 7, that Mohammed Umar, the director of operations at the commission has been picked to oversee the affairs of the agency in place of Magu.
According to the official, Umar was selected by EFCC’s hierarchy after the commission learnt that Magu has been suspended.
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