‎EFCC prosecuting own officials for alleged corruption – Magu

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu [Photo: Channels TV]
Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu [Photo: Channels TV]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says some of its officials are currently being prosecuted for corruption in various courts across the country.

The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mr. Magu, who did not immediately give the number of the affected officials, said he would not condone any act of corruption in the agency.

“Recently, we had to discharge about nine cadet officers because they have problem with their certificates from various institutions.

“We are also prosecuting a lot of officers. Some of them are already in court.

“There is a way you can help us. Just like you can help us with information regarding corrupt practices outside the EFCC, and proceeds of corruption, you can also assist in giving us the information.”

He said the agency would not condone any act of corruption but needed public aid.

“I cannot be everywhere but I am telling you I don’t spare any allegation no matter how little, we make sure we investigate.

“No allegation against the EFCC personnel is left uninvestigated. Even if there is allegation against me, we will refer it to the appropriate authority to investigate.’’

The EFCC boss said that the ongoing anti-corruption war was getting tougher, saying the fight had never been this tough in the several years he had spent in the battle.

He reiterated his call for concerted efforts by all stakeholders, especially the media, in the fight.

”Nobody will claim ownership, nobody has a better knowledge than the other person, nobody has a monopoly of knowledge in the fight against corruption. We need everybody on board now that the fight against corruption is getting tougher. I have been in this business for a very long time; it has never been this tough like now.

“Some of us feel that it is our generation that caused corruption. So, we have a responsibility to clear the debt.

“Please don’t get tired because it is about Nigeria, it is not about individuals. All of us have a responsibility to God Almighty to fight corruption.”


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  • thusspokez

    Mr. Magoo is everywhere on this website. Sorry, that was a joke! But what should we call this PR.

    [1] The PremiumTimes Magu-EFCC Promotion Season
    [2] The Magu-EFCC Anniversary
    [3] The Previously Unseen Footage Of Magu-EFCC

    • Patrick Otobo

      This website and The Nation newspaper are on monthly retainership with Magu. Corruption!!!

      • thusspokez

        You don’t know that, do you?

        • Patrick Otobo

          I can bet my life on this. I know this perfectly well.
          Best regards

  • thusspokez

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says some of its officials are currently being prosecuted for corruption in various courts across the country.

    This is all whitewashing — if you ask me. The EFCC needs root and branch self-cleansing to get rid of its overwhelmingly corrupt officers — which it has failed to do so far.

    Mr Magu cannot fight corruption, using the same corrupt EFCC officers Indeed, in the context, the definition of insanity is ‘washing dirty clothes in muddy water and expecting clean clothes.

  • Olatubosun

    Kudos to you magu….you are wonderful

  • Olatubosun

    God bless your team…
    Corruption must stop..
    Change begins with me

  • systematic

    May God bless u Mr magu

  • systematic

    We are solidly behind you

  • Frank Bassey

    Mention the names of EFCC officials under investigation or being prosecuted. Your corruption fight is against opposition and critics of government. For insisting on remaining on office without Senate approval is monumental CORRUPTION. You are not fit to superintend over this institution.