The embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday evening denied all the allegations of corruption and insubordination filed against him –
Magu, who spoke to journalists after he was released from detention, urged Nigerians not to give up on the fight against graft.
The suspended EFCC chief said what he passed through at the detention was one of the risks of the job!
Magu was accused of re-looting assets recovered by the EFCC in addition to several other allegations during his interrogation by the presidential panel.
He said whether he is the chairman of EFCC or not, “Nigerians must own the war against corruption.”
Magu insisted that all the allegations flying around were to tarnish his image and that of the commission.
The EFCC chairman said that he did not divert or convert recovered funds to private use.
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He said: “As for me, I will forever wage war against corruption. I urge Nigerians to continue to support the fight against corruption.
“They should not give up on the fight because corruption kills a nation faster than any other thing. “It is not a personal fight. Whether I am EFCC chairman or not, the anti-corruption war must continue.
“What I have gone through is a case of dog eats dog but I see it as one of those risks of the job. But we must not give up in any way.”
On the allegations, Magu added: “They are nonsense. They are mere trump up allegations to tarnish my image and that of the EFCC. I did not steal or divert or convert funds to private use. I read the allegations and I was shocked.
“I thank Nigerians for their support, they should not be discouraged. I am happy to be back, I believe the war against corruption is winnable.”