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Next Level: Corruption Fight Promising – Magu

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has expressed optimism over the fight against corruption in President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second term.

Magu, however, lamented the difficulties being experienced in the repatriation of stolen assets traced to foreign countries.

The EFCC Chairman made this known while hosting Mr Joe Abah, Country Director of DAI Nigeria, at his office.

A statement by the commission’s Acting Spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, quoted Magu as appealing to the international law enforcement agencies to assist the agency in repatriating stolen assets.

Magu said: “Yet, we have done everything possible, gone out of our way to encourage our sister agencies, but cooperation is almost nil.

“We have been investigating a number of cases for over four years working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, National Crimes Agency and even the Crown Prosecution Service.

“We have done everything possible, gone out of our way to encourage our sister agencies, but except there is a third party involved there is no cooperation.

“We are willing to go outside this country to give evidence, and to share the intelligence that we have.

“The next level in the corruption fight is promising, there is political will and we are going to be daring.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.