The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, must face prosecution considering the circumstances surrounding his investigation.
The party in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said the EFCC boss’ indictment reinforces its position that the present administration’s war against corruption spearheaded by Magu, has been a huge scam by corrupt individuals to conceal the mammoth plundering of public resources, harass political opponents, as well as intimidate and extort money from innocent Nigerians.
The statement stressed that the revelations of diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets among other malfeasances, as detailed in the memo of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as well as the report of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Magu’s activities, have further exposed that the government’s fight against corruption was nothing but mere shenanigans.
“The development has also exposed why corruption has worsened under the Buhari administration, as documented by credible international organizations, including Transparency International (TI).
“It is a big embarrassment to our nation, that the head of the anti-corruption agency in an administration led by the African Union (AU) anti-corruption champion and which prides itself on zero tolerance for corruption, is being dragged in allegation of looting recovered fund and other barefaced frauds.
“Now that the racket has been exposed, the onus lies on President Muhammadu Buhari to clean his Augean stable by not sweeping the matter under the carpet or seeking to provide a soft landing for the indicted EFCC boss and shield him from prosecution,” The PDP’s spokesman added.