- Senator Shehu Sani says the probe of Ibrahim Magu has vindicated the 8th Senate
- Senator Sani accused the suspended EFCC boss of being a fake anti-corruption czar
- The human rights activist said the EFCC under Magu was a political consultancy outfit in the service of the corrupt
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Senator Shehu Sani has stated that the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has vindicated the 8th Senate.
Sani, in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, July 10, in reaction to the probe, hailed the federal government for arresting and probing the former EFCC boss.
The 8th Senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had refused to confirm Magu as the chairman citing several security reports against the former EFCC boss.
Sani, 52, was an active and influential member of the 8th Senate, as he served as the Senate committee chairman on local and foreign debts and also served as the vice-chairman on the Senate committee on foreign affairs.
Senator Sani said: “Magu was a dubious and fake anti-corruption czar who was sustained by corrupt politicians within the ruling elite. He worked for them and for himself.
“EFCC under Magu was nothing but a private army for persecution and witch-hunting.”
He further described the EFCC under Magu as “a citadel, a cesspool, a cathedral and castle of corruption.
“Magu's EFCC is a political consultancy outfit in the service of the corrupt. Magu was a man looking for corruption in Ghana while sitting on Ghana must go.
“Magu worked for some politicians in office and himself and deceived journalists and CSOs to believe him.
“Magu’s EFCC is a scoop of human faeces coated with a facade of vanilla Ice cream.”
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, wrote on Magu's ordeal via Twitter.
His words: “Ibrahim Magu forgot that a man drenched in oil should not dance close to the fire. He got high on his own supply. Look at the revelations now coming out. If he is convicted, he must be sent to Kuje prison to join those he sent there. They have something to tell him!”
The EFCC on Thursday, July 9, failed to produce evidence against Senator Sani in the alleged $25,000 bribe case against the popular human rights activist.
At the resumed hearing of the case at the Federal High Court, Abuja, the prosecution lawyer, Abba Mohammed told the court that the material evidence in which they relied on to prosecute their case was not ready.
Speaking to journalists after the court session, Pelumi Olajemigbesi, one of the lawyers in the legal team of Senator Sani, said the failure of the commission in producing material evidence in the case is dangerous to the criminal justice system of the country.
He added that the commission was not ready for the trial, but succeeded in wasting the time of the court.
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