The embattled and suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who was recently granted bail on self-recognition, on the directive of the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against him, has for the first time in running to 2 weeks spoke out to the public and revealed that the allegations against him are fabricated and his detention a case of dog-eat-dog.
Magu said this after his release from detention on Wednesday, adding that his current ordeal is one of the risks of the job of fighting against corrupt persons. He further urged Nigerians not to give up on the fight, saying President Muhammadu Buhari must be supported to eradicate corruption in the country.
“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.” On the allegations against him, he said: “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 has been under detention for 10 days before he was granted bail on personal recognition.
Mr. Magu who have been detained at the Force Criminal Investigations Department, FCID, for 10 days in the first place.
The story of Magu has now become the case of the hunter becoming the hunted or in our local parlance the ‘the Bush Meat has become the hunter and the hunter is now the Bush Meat’.