Presidency breaks silence on Magu probe

The presidency on Tuesday declared that the ongoing probe of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) is an affirmation that nobody under the present administration is above scrutiny.

The Presidency source also said that anybody that has been elevated to the position of EFCC Chairman must be above suspicion.

A Presidency source told newsmen that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss is to give him the opportunity to clear himself of weight allegations.

The presidency source maintained that the investigation of the EFCC boss was to reinforce the Buhari administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability. It assured that the administration will not prejudge anyone as it could be counted on to uphold justice and fairness.

“The panel investigating allegations against Ag. EFCC Chairman had been sitting for some weeks now.

“In consonance with the principle of fairness and justice, it was needful that the Ag. Chairman be given the opportunity to respond to the allegations, which are weighty in nature.

“Under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, nobody is above scrutiny. Repeat: nobody.” (Text, excluding headline, courtesy Vanguard)

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