Saraki: EFCC goes after corrupt persons – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, said the commission goes after people with corrupt cases, not innocent citizens.

Magu said this to newsmen on Tuesday while answering questions on why the EFCC was reopening investigations into old cases against Mr Saraki after receiving an award at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

He said Saraki’s case is not personal and not different from other individuals that are being investigated.

“No it is not personal. The commission does not witch-hunt any government official irrespective of their political background,” the anti-graft boss said.

He added, “The EFCC does not pursue people who do not have corruption cases. If you are not corrupt, we do not invite you. If you are not a 419 or internet fraudster, we would never invite you.”

He said the commission does its homework very well and sometimes conduct investigations for up to six months.

“We have been investigating people for more than five years now,” he said.

Magu, also encourage Nigerians and those in Diaspora to fight corruption saying that it’s a national disaster.

“You remove corruption, you eradicate disaster. All these banditries and Boko Haram, the root is corruption,” he said.

The Outstanding Leadership in Public Service award was given to Magu by the Euro Knowledge Group.

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