CSNAC attacks AGF over probe of Magu

CSNAC attacks AGF over probe of Magu

CSNAC attacks AGF over probe of Magu

CSNAC attacks AGF over probe of Magu

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has shown displeasure towards the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

This is in line with the probe and detention of Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The group, stated that the method adopted in the probe of Magu leaves much to be desired.

It went further to accuse the AGF of “building a network of people opposed to accountability and transparency in governance.”

It said that the detention of Magu by the panel meant to conduct an impartial probe into the allegations against him is a mockery to the rule of law Magu’s detention.

CSNAC also expressed displeasure at the alleged short notice given to Magu to appear before the panel.

The group said that it was in similar fashion that Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer Chairman of the EFCC, was humiliated out of office by a bunch of corrupt politicians.

In a statement, titled, “Corrupt politicians must not celebrate over Magu’s ordeal,” signed on Wednesday by one of its officials, Sina Odugbemi, the group made this revelation.

The group said,

“Mr Magu was dragged to the panel without adequate notice. He was not given the time and opportunity to prepare his defence.

He was not given any chance to call witnesses. He hurriedly called his lawyer who was also not adequately briefed before Magu was brought to the panel in a state of confusion and anxiety.

Magu has been a subject of covert attacks by corrupt politicians spread across Nigeria’s two main political parties and their collaborators in the business community.

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The removal of Magu may be the end of any genuine efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria.

With the unceremonious exit of Magu, Nigerians should expect a more corrupt and inept system of governance and an anti-corruption agency that may dance to the whims and caprices of the ruling elite like it was the case after the removal of Ribadu.”

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