The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that the rate of corruption in the country makes him shed tears.
‘Corruption makes me cry,’ EFCC boss says
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu made the revelation on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
Magu made the revelation on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, according to The Nation.
“From all indications, the judges are more serious, everybody is cooperating and this year, we will see more politically-exposed persons convicted. We will flush out corrupt people," Magu said.
“We need more support; it is about Nigeria, not an individual, the fight is for everybody, from the media we have to go to the grassroots, we will take it to children in the schools; we have to tell the children that corruption is bad, tell them why there is no chair in the classroom.
“We will sensitise everybody to the evil of corruption. We need to let people know that corruption is bad because some people don’t seem to know.
“The impunity is too much. Sometimes I shed tears in the morning before I go to the office. It is just unbelievable; the rot is terrible. What I am saying is that people who know they have stolen our commonwealth should bring it back.
“People arrogate things to themselves. They have taken our money and are bold enough to say they are not going to return it. The money belongs to the people; they should return the money quietly; let there be voluntary compliance. Let them voluntarily come out to say ‘this is what I have stolen’ and the government will take it. I think that is the best thing to do,” he added.
Magu also spoke on the controversial handcuffing of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh during a recent court visit saying that the action wasn’t wrong and that it was taken at the discretion of prison officials.
The PDP spokesman was taken to court the Abuja Federal High Court in handcuffs to face charges of money laundering after allegedly accepting N400 million from former National Security Adviser(NSA), Sambo Dasuki who is also being tried for corruption.
He has been granted bail to the tune of N400 million and is currently being remanded at the Kuje Prisons.
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