After being accused of diverting funds recovered from looters, Ibrahim Magu has reacted.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said effort by people to blackmail him will not deter him from fighting corruption in Nigeria.
This comes as reports of corruption emerged from the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami demanding sack of Magu.
Speaking on Thursday, Magu disclosed that those stealing Nigeria’s money must be stopped. Addressing a delegation of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abuja.
He said: “Those stealing, embezzling, hiding and carrying our wealth away are not our friends. We must stop them. We must stop looters. We must stop the industry of corruption by all means and we shall surely stop them.”
“Fighting corruption is not a tea party. More than ever before, fraudsters are devising new techniques and strategies every day to beat established rules and systems. Besides, several fight-back ploys are also being fashioned to distract and discourage genuine fighters of corrupt practices. For us, all these strategies are all too-known. We are familiar with the desperation of fraudsters.”
Speaking on the accusations, Magu said he was aware of the ‘Blackmail and campaign of Calumny’ revealing that he will continue to fight and expose corruption.
“We are familiar with their blackmail and campaign of calumny but we will not give up. We will continue to expose and bring corrupt elements to book. We will never give up!”
Recall that last week, Attorney General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami called for the removal of Magu last week over alleged diversion of recovered loot for personal gain.