Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, says the probe on the embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, is a question mark on the Anti-Graft Agency.
Mr Falana, who disclosed this on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, during an interview on Channels Television, said: “Even though Mr Ibrahim Magu is presumed innocent of all the allegations levelled against him, it is an anti-climax for an anti-corruption zar to be linked to a miasmal of corrupt practices.
He said the ongoing investigation should be a wake-up call on the Federal Government to embark on a comprehensive cleaning exercise, otherwise, the investigation will be a selective exercise in futility.
The Human Rights Lawyer noted that: “The Federal Government owes the public duty, particularly that institution if it is confirmed that Mr Magu has been asked to step aside. There has to be a follow-up of the law establishing the Agency, the top-most Officer in the Agency should be asked to act for him.”
Speaking further, the Legal Practitioner said the Federal Government should not make the mistake of appointing who he described as an outsider to head the EFCC in acting capacity should Mr Magu be suspended or found guilty of the allegations.
Although the spokesman of the EFCC boss, Tony Amokeodo, told Channels Television that his principal was quizzed to appear before a panel of the Federal Government set up to investigate the allegations of corruption levelled against him, the secret service insisted that it did not arrest Magu.
Mr Falana, however, called on the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel to carry out a thorough investigation into the allegations of corrupt practices levelled against the EFCC Boss.