‘We Will Prosecute Those Who Help The Corrupt Escape Justice’ – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu is talking tough as he spearheads Nigeria’s fight against corruption.

The EFCC is currently prosecuting several high placed Nigerians who served in the previous regime and has routinely blamed some Senior Advocates of Nigeria and even the judiciary for frustrating its efforts.

Nevertheless, the EFCC says it will not be deterred in its determination to fight corruption in the country. Ibrhaim Magu spoke at a one-day workshop organised by the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, PACC, in Abuja.

He said, “We consider everybody a stakeholder, as the EFCC does not have monopoly of knowledge to defeat all shades of graft.”

“We will not stop going after people who are involved in laundering money.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, the law is a respecter of nobody, especially those who commit crime.
“Whether you are EFCC, SAN or whatever, sooner or later we will start going after people who buy properties with stolen funds as well as people who help others to escape justice,” Magu said.



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