- Some Nigerians do not feel the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu will have any negative effect on President Buhari’s anti-corruption war
- Two recent polls show that Nigerians have different views on the issue
- There have been suggestions that the probe of Magu is a signal that the fight against corruption is failing
Two polls recently conducted by Legit.ng have indicated that some Nigerians do not feel the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), will have any negative effect on Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
Magu was recently suspended as acting chairman of the EFCC over alleged corruption and insubordination. He appeared before a presidential panel investigating allegations against him.
The probe of the EFCC chairman has made some to suggest that the investigation is a signal that the fight against corruption is failing.
However, two polls have shown that Nigerians hold diverse views on the issue.
In one of the polls conducted on Twitter; 32.9% of the respondents said Magu's probe will have a negative effect on Buhari's fight against corruption. But 32.6% of respondents differed on the issue.
On the other hand, 12% of those who voted said it was not yet clear if Magu's probe will have any negative effect on the fight against corruption, while 22.5% said they did not care.
In the other poll which was conducted on Facebook, the majority of respondents, 58%, said Magu's probe will not have any negative effect on Buhari's fight against corruption.
However, 42% of the respondents feared that the probe of the former EFCC chairman could harm the anti-corruption fight.
Meanwhile, a presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has said Nigerians should expect to be surprised by the findings of the panel probing Magu, the former acting chairman of the EFCC. According to The Cable, Shehu told Channels TV on Sunday, July 19, that the presidency has been receiving some updates from the panel.
He expressed the confidence that the panel was competent enough to do the right thing because it is composed of people with integrity.
Shehu said Nigerians should brace themselves for some surprises when the panel is done with the investigation.
In another report, Malam Buba Galadima has waded into the corruption allegation and trial of 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.
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