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Ibrahim Magu Some people want to bring me down – EFCC boss says

Uwujaren also said that the reports are an attempt by some group of people to damage Magu's reputation.

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EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has revealed that some people are trying to bring him down.

Also speaking on the issue, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, frowned at reports on social media alleging that the anti-graft agency's boss is spreading lies.

Uwujaren also said that the reports are an attempt by some group of people to damage Magu's reputation.

 He said “In the last week or so, the social media has been awash with fictitious reports, all painting an uncanny picture of desperation by Magu over his purported non-confirmation as substantive chair of the EFCC, and of stricture within the rank and file of the EFCC workforce leading to resignations.

“One of such reports is the one making the rounds in several gossip blogs with the title, ‘How EFCC’s Magu and Sahara Reporters Peddle Lies to the Media’. The report which is a parody of disingenuous invention of falsehood is the handiwork of mischievous people hell-bent on causing disaffection between the Magu-led EFCC and the executive on the one hand, and the members of staff of the EFCC on the other.

“The allusion to bullying and victimization of EFCC staff is clearly designed to instigate the staff of the commission against its leadership as there is no truth in it. For the records, no ‘senior EFCC core official’ has resigned from the commission and insinuation of mass resignation at the commission is mere scaremongering.

“The same applies to the claim that a sensitive unit has been set up in the commission to ‘bug the phone line’ of some persons. This is mischief taken too far!.”

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Magu also refuted claims that he is using his position to bully appointees of President Buhari, and some traditional rulers.

The EFCC boss also re-affirmed that the fight against corruption under his tenure, is not selective.

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