Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu
, says since he assumed office in November 2015, he has not lost any high profile case. Magu said this in a recent interview with Leadership. The acting chairman of the anti-graft agency said this while reacting to media reports that himself and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami were at loggerheads over some cases the commission is handling.
"I have not lost any high profile case since I came on board. I have not lost any case apart from the Oronsaye’s case. Secondly, I have no problem with the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation. By my character, I am a disciplined person. Naturally, I am a disciplined person and I respect constituted authority. There is no question of frosty relationship here. I have not less than 12 prosecutors from the office of AGF working under me. We have lawyers from AGF who are working for us in all the offices in EFCC and they are assigned by the AGF. So, I don’t know the lack of synergy you are talking about" he said
Magu who has been rejected by the senate for confirmation twice, says he is unbothered by their rejection
"I am not bothered about Senate confirmation. As long as you are fighting corruption, corruption must fight back. This is corruption fighting back. A lot of things are going on on a daily basis. The hurdles are too much. I have never seen it like this. It is only God’s infinite mercy that is sustaining us. Luckily, we have a leadership that is committed to the fight against corruption. If we can’t do it this time, we should forget it, but it can be done. We have been able to create awareness. Prevention is an aspect of our job. It is not every day we arrest, detain and prosecute.
This morning I was with the NUC to partner with them in sensitizing students against corruption.
We have agreed to set up a task force to clampdown on mushroom universities collecting money from parents. The number of universities has gone up. We will close them down. I have also appealed to NUC to sensitize the youths" he said