The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Saturday the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, must be made to answer for alleged corruption and violation of rules.
The party said in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that the suspended EFCC chief must also account for the alleged victimisation of Nigerians and re-looting of funds recovered by the commission.
The statement read:
“There are insinuations in the public that the indicted EFCC chief was also harassing certain judges to get convictions on cases.
“Similarly, there are several cases of officers and ranks of the commission whose employment in the service were unjustly suspended or terminated.”
The party recalled that Magu had been accused of diversion of recovered funds and secret sale of seized property.
It added: “The PDP also wants an investigation into the alleged connection between the indicted EFCC boss and certain judges handling EFCC cases.
“What Nigerians expect at this time is for the Federal Government to ensure Magu’s prosecution in court.
“Nigerians expect government to take necessary and decisive steps to restore the integrity of the EFCC.
“This should be done by ensuring that Magu’s replacement as EFCC chairman is thoroughly screened to avoid a similar development in the future.”
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