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Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow

Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow
May 15
12:01 2018

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says there is no sacred cow in the anti-corruption war.

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He said Adbulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), are still being investigated.

Magu said this on Tuesday when he was asked about the status of both cases on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme.

The acting EFCC chairman said: “We are still investigating. The investigation is still on, and very soon we will conclude it. I am telling you that there is no sacred cow.

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“The case is in court, there are intelligence arising from – we are investigating, we are still looking for him [Maina]. He still remains a wanted person.”

Magu said Nigerians need to take ownership of the fight against corruption.

“This fight against corruption is about Nigerians. I want Nigerians to take ownership, it should not be left to the anti-corruption agencies alone,” he said.

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“Corruption is a crime against humanity, it has [bled] this country dry. It is not for alone that is why I am saying Nigerians must take ownership of the fight because you cannot leave it [alone] to the anti-corruption agencies.

“We need to educate Nigerians that corruption is wrong.”

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