Magu vows to get to the root of Haliburton, other cases

 

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiin (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has vowed to get to the root of the Halliburton case as well as other corruption cases.

He communicated this resolution during a visit by Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), who charged the commission not to relent in carrying out its mandate of ridding the country of economic and financial crimes.

A statement issued on the visit by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren read that Sagay, who led some members of the committee to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, also stressed the pivotal role the anti-graft agency has to play in winning the war against corruption.

“The common interest of Nigerians is at stake, because corruption affects everyone, and we have the same objective, therefore you can rely on us to give you support in all ramifications,” he said.
He commended the EFCC boss, for the renewed strength in carrying out the anti corruption mandate. “The energy you have brought in to the activities of the EFCC since your assumption of office has encouraged us, and we want you to continue to do more,” he said.

The committee’s secretary, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, stressed the importance of securing convictions in cases involving high profile individuals.
“We commend you for your efforts, but there is need to further enhance the good work you are doing by securing convictions in high profile cases,” he said.

Responding, Magu reassured the committee of the Commission’s resolve not to relent in its efforts, Magu, used the opportunity to intimate the committee of some of the reforms he has initiated.
“We are restructuring the operations aspect of the Commission and weeding out the bad eggs,” he said. “We are also carrying the anti-corruption crusade to the grassroots.”

He added that the efforts of the agency were yielding results, noting that the EFCC was determined to get to the root of major corruption cases in the country, including the Halliburton case.



4 Comments
  • Objectivity View

    This is why Obj visited the president yesterday. Jonathan shielded the grand old rogue when he (Jonathan) lied that an aide of Obj collected $40m, the largest amount to an individual in the Halliburton scandal for himself using the grand old rogue’s name. Typical of the serial liar, Jonathan claimed the aide had been prosecuted, but nothing was heard of the case thereafter. EFFC should first tell us where the money ended up (Obj or aide’s account). Obj, the grand old rogue, must be stopped from parading himself as a saint. When Obj’s madness about fighting corrupt governors started, Orji Uzor Kalu told the world that he (Obj) had stolen more than any other person between 1999 and 2007 and the rogue made a U-turn from Orji who had admitted that he was a smaller thief compared to Obj. Buhari must keep a distance from the rogue.

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Fellow Nigerians,

    Gen. Buhari cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.

    It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

    Thomas Sankara

  • Efeturi Ojakaminor

    Oga Magu, please bring out the big names not the likes of Bodunde Adenyanju is a not more than a mere altar boy. Have courage and do the right thing and posterity will write your name in GOLD.

  • vic

    BRAVO MAGU, PROMISE, YOU WILL NEVER TAINT YOURSELF AND LURED BY CORRUPTION AND DOLLARS.

    NIGERIANS ARE TRUSTING YOU, DO NOT EVER FAIL THEM!

    GO AFTER DOLLAR MEN TINUBU AND ATIKU- THE BIG TIME THIEVES AND TREASURY LOOTERS.

    MAKE AN EXCEPTION.

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