The Federal Government has been called on by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to either charge the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, with a criminal offence or release him immediately.
SERAP stated this in a statement its titled, “Nigeria: Authorities must treat Magu fairly–SERAP”.
The right group in a statement released by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, “urges the authorities to afford Magu his constitutionally and internationally guaranteed fair trial rights”.
“Magu must either be charged with a recognisable criminal offence or released immediately and allowed to do his job without fear of reprisals.”
“Nigerian authorities cannot continue to keep Magu in detention under suspicious circumstances without bringing any legitimate charges against him in violation of national and international law.”
“Nigerian authorities must support the independence and freedom of action of anti-corruption agencies and institutions if they are to be able to genuinely fight grand corruption, which has for many years turned public service for many into a kind of criminal enterprise.”
Source: Naija News