Recall that the presidency on Tuesday suspended Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of EFCC.
PDP made this call in a statement titled, “Fraud: Magu Must Face Prosecution, Says PDP …Insists Indictment Reinforces Graft Allegations,” signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The party noted that it is calling for the prosecution of Magu after reviewing the reported circumstances surrounding the investigation of the EFCC boss.
PDP noted that indictment of Magu confirms the position of the party that the fight against corruption under Magu has been a huge scam by corrupt individuals to cover the plundering of public resources, harass political opponents, intimidate and extort money from innocent Nigerians.
Ologbondiyan said, “The revelations of diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC among other sleazes, as detailed in the memo by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, as well as the report of the Department of State Services on Magu’s activities, have further exposed the racket that the fight against corruption had become under the All Progressives Congress government.”
“The development has also exposed why corruption has worsened under the Buhari administration, as documented by credible international organizations, including Transparency International.”
“It is a big embarrassment to our nation, that the head of an anti-corruption agency in an administration led by the African Union anti-corruption champion and which prides itself on zero tolerance for corruption, is being dragged in allegation of looting recovered funds 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 indicated EFCC boss and shield him from prosecution.”