The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been called upon by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to step down.
The call followed Monday’s quizzing of Magu by security agencies over alleged infractions.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesperson in a statement on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show the genuineness of his war against corruption by allowing unhindered investigation of Magu.
The party said Nigerians are already aware that Magu has been pulled in for questioning; adding that the fact that he has to be accompanied by an attorney showed that the said “invitation”, was beyond the routine.
It further stated that the development around the EFCC chair as well as the “desperate attempt” by the Commission to cover or wave of his investigation, only raised more integrity questions regarding Magu’s activities in the EFCC.
The statement said, “Only last month, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, released a memo in which he indicted Magu of alleged diversion of recovered funds and fraudulent sale of assets seized by the EFCC.
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“Now that Magu has been pulled in for investigation, the Federal Government should preserve the integrity of the office of the Chairman of the EFCC by ordering him to step aside while investigators take charge of every activity of the office to forestall the destruction of evidence as well as unnecessary interferences in the matter.
“Moreover, with the allegations and investigation, Magu has lost the moral rectitude to continue to preside over the anti-corruption agency. He should step aside until he proves himself innocent”.