The embattled acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has finally opened up after his arrest and detention.
The embattled and suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has opened up about his ordeal after spending about 10 days in detention.
Recall that he regained his freedom in the evening of Wednesday, July 15.
Shortly after his release, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), spoke to The Nation exclusively about his travails. Here are four takeaways from the interview:
1. Allegations against him are “nonsense”
2. A case of dog eats dog
Speaking in parable, Magu said what happened to him “is a case of dog eats dog”, He, however, he considered it “as one of those risks of the job”.
3. Anti-corruption fight is winnable
The embattled EFCC boss said no matter the challenges, he strongly believes the fight against corruption can be successful. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to “own the war against corruption” which President Buhari “is determined to eradicate”.
4 Not discouraged by his travails
Magu said he was happy to be released, adding that he “will forever wage war against corruption”.
“I am happy to be back, I believe the war against corruption is winnable.”