Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has stated that embattled Ibrahim Magu could return as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if he is cleared of all allegations against him.
Just recently, Magu was suspended from the position and the agency’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, was on Wednesday appointed to replace him.
While appearing as guest on Channels Television on Wednesday, the rights activist said it was necessary that Magu is investigated and maintained that he is not the first EFCC chairman to be probed.
“If he is indicted, the law will have to take its course. There are no two ways about it. We must be fair.
“All that Ibrahim Magu requires right now is to be given the opportunity, to defend himself against these allegations.
“If he is not proven guilty, the government may give him back his job. Or he himself can say he has been sufficiently embarrassed and leave.
“But this is not the first time that an EFCC chairman has been investigated. And there should not be any reading of political motivations into it.
“It is the prerogative of the government to investigate misconduct.” the lawyer said.