Ibrahim Magu says his detention was a case of dog-eat-dog.
The Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) Ibrahim Magu who was released yesterday on the directives of the Presidential Panel investigating him for corruption has come out to say that all the allegations against him were false and his detention, a case of dog-eat-dog. According to Magu,
“The allegations are merely trumped-up allegations to tarnish my image and that of the EFCC. I did not steal or divert or convert funds to private use. I read the allegations and I was shocked.”
Magu made his statement after his release from detention on Wednesday .
He added that the situation his is currently facing is one of the dangers of the position he held and that Nigerians should unite with President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting corruption on all fronts.
In his words,
“They should not be discouraged. I am happy to be back, I believe the war against corruption is winnable. They should not give up on the fight because corruption kills a nation faster than any other thing. “It is not a personal fight. Whether I am EFCC Chairman or not, the anti-corruption war must continue.”
The accused’s lawyer Tosin Ojaomo had earlier announced that his client had been released, claiming that there were no incriminatory evidence found by the investigators and all the outrageous sums of money announced in the media were fabrications.
Speaking on a TV interview, Ojoamo added that his client was illegally detained and if found in innocent by the Ayo Salami-led panel, should be reinstated by the President.