What Nigerians expect from Magu’s ordeal – PDP reveals

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Buhari Presidency must not cover for the indicted acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), but ensure that he answers for alleged corruption, reported violation of rules, victimisation of Nigerians and stealing of recovered funds for which he has been suspended.
The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Saturday.
PDP described Magu as not only “being unfit to lead an agency like the EFCC but had also reduced the anti-corruption agency to a house of corruption and a partisan witch-hunt organisation that thrives in violation of rules, abuse of investigation processes, manipulation of court procedures as well as a vehicle to harass and extort money from innocent Nigerians”.
“There are insinuations in the public that the indicted EFCC boss was also harassing certain judges to get conviction on cases.
“Similarly, there are several cases of officers and ranks of the commission whose employment in the service were unjustly suspended or terminated,” the PDP spokesman alleged.
Ologbondiyan recalled that the Magu had been accused of diversion of recovered funds and secret sale of seized property that required his explanations.
“The PDP also wants an investigation into the alleged connection between the indicted EFCC boss and certain judges handling EFCC cases.
“What Nigerians expect at this time is for the Federal Government to ensure Magu’s prosecution in court.
“Nigerians expect government to take necessary and decisive steps to restore the integrity of the EFCC.
“This should be done by ensuring that Magu’s replacement as EFCC Chairman is thoroughly screened to avoid similar development in future,” he said.

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