AGF Reacts Over Magu probe says it’s a good score for Presidency
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, said the probe of the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is a great score for the regime of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
He said this during an NTA’s One-on-One’ program on Friday night while responding to questions by its host.
When asked whether the probe was to settle personal issues, Malami said he wasn’t the one probing the EFCC rather it was the Presidency that set up a panel to investigate the commission, adding that the probe of the suspended Magu, was evidence that no one was above the law.
He said, “I wouldn’t like to be pre-emptive of the panel put in place by the President relating to an agency but within the context of the first leg of the question as to whether setting up a panel to look into the activities of an anti-corruption agency is a blow or a plus, I think to my mind, it is indeed a plus.
“It goes on to establish the tradition which this government is known for; a tradition of no fear or favor as far as investigating corruption cases or allegations are concerned. So, to my mind, it is indeed a plus that reinforces and re-establishes a tradition by which the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is known, re-established to the effect that no allegation of corruption can be swept under the carpet. So, it is indeed a plus and not a blow. ”
Magu and about 11 other top officials of the EFCC including the Secretary to the Commission, Ola Olukoyede who were suspended by the Presidency over corruption have been unable to defend themselves before the Presidential panel.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News