The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to arraign the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over allegations of corruption against him.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the “delay” in arraigning Magu was raising public apprehension over the integrity of the fight against corruption in the country.
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The party said the delay was heightening suspicion in the public space over alleged attempt to give Magu a soft landing in order to cover up for certain top officials of government as well as some APC leaders alleged to have been indicted by Magu.
“The PDP’s position is predicated on conflicting reports on the status of the processes related to Magu’s on-going investigations and the direction of the Federal Government on the matter.”
Magu is being investigated following allegations of fraud in the EFCC.
He was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 12 other top officials of the agency.
However, Magu is insisting that he is not guilty of any offence.