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Anti-Corruption: EFCC Hints More Corrupt Politicians, Govt Officials Will Be Arrested Soon


Despite having many presently in its net, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has hinted that more influential people will soon be arrested for investigation and prosecution.

Magu gave the hint in Abuja Wednesday, at a meeting with online media practitioners and broadcast media managers.

In his words, “more influential Nigerians are on the radar of the EFCC and, in the coming weeks, they would have their days in court and Nigerians will be kept fully abreast of the results of the Commission’s investigations”.

The anti-graft boss indicated that the essence of the meeting was to solicit media support and understanding so as to deepen the fight against fraud, corruption and economic crimes, while demanding for suggestions in effectively propagating the war against sharp practices.

“Apart from bringing corrupt public officers to justice, we are determined, in line with the stance of the current administration, to send an unmistakable message to everyone, that no Nigerian shall be regarded as being above the law or treated as a sacred cow as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.

“The EFCC needs you; Nigeria needs your critical support if we are to make any headway in this important campaign against corruption. My plea for your support is underscored by my understanding that the forces which we are battling are powerful and some of them may want to use all platforms of the media to distract and derail us. If and when they come to you, please allow the ethics of your profession, your conscience and overriding national interest to be your guide”, Magu said.

He also informed that he has re-ordered the priorities of the EFCC and since found inspiration in the unbending will of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption.

He added the judiciary has responded with some practical steps in the form of the designation of selected courts to try EFCC cases.


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