- Ibrahim Magu's trial is still courting different conversations nationwide
- The suspended EFCC boss is being probed over graft and alleged insubordination
- Buba Galadima said Magu's removal is to create an impression that the presidency is fighting corruption in Nigeria
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Malam Buba Galadima has waded into the corruption allegation and trial of Ibrahim Magu, with the estranged ally of President Muhammadu Buhari describing the trial of the suspended EFCC boss as mere propaganda.
Magu is being grilled over allegations bordering on insubordination and corruption following a recent memo by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, indicting the suspended EFCC boss.
Among top charges, Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA), a retired justice Ayo Salami-led panel, is probing Magu for illegally buying properties in Dubai.
Speaking with Daily Sun, the Yobe-born politician said Magu's suspension "was long overdue." According to him, the embattled anti-corruption sheriff's crime was previously overlooked because he was kowtowing to the cabals in Buhari's cabinet.
Galadima, who said Magu's removal was because he stepped on toes, further claimed that the anti-graft czar is being made a "scapegoat to create the impression that Buhari is fighting corruption."
"Magu should have long been suspended, but why keep him there for five years. Go, and mark my words, nothing will come out of Magu’s case. It’s just like they want to entertain us, it is all part of propaganda to create the impression that this administration is fighting corruption.
"The man has not been transparent in the way he had been working, and a lot of people have been complaining about him including members of the National Assembly especially the Senate, but Buhari shielded him because the man was doing his government’s bidding ," Galadima submitted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Dino Melaye, a former lawmaker representing Kogi West, has mocked Ibrahim Magu, embattled EFCC chairman, following his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reacting to Magu's trial, the former lawmaker took to his Twitter page to mock the anti-graft sheriff, saying he has warned about Magu but President Buhari did not listen.
Buhari suspends Magu as EFCC boss, Nigerians react | Legit TV