EFCC to repatriate high profile looters – Magu

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

EFCC Boss Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) says it is set to repatriate high profiled looters on its watch list in some parts of the world.

The EFCC chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu disclosed this on Tuesday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital during a brief chat with newsmen.

He announced that a massive protest against corruption would be staged by the Commission and youth Corp members across the federation on the 14th of next month (February) to create awareness on the dangers of corruption.

Renewed Vigour
The EFCC chairman assured Nigerians that his agency will pursue the anti-graft war with a renewed vigour this year.

He added that no ongoing corruption cases across the country would be abandoned midway, assuring that all such suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations on their cases are  completed.

Magu who was in Ilorin to assess facilities at the Ilorin Zonal office of the EFCC, said the “Ilorin Zonal Office was not established to witch-hunt anyone but set up to give the state a sense of belonging as one of the first generation States in the country while Kwara State is also an integral part of Nigeria and deserves an EFCC office.”

He, however, sought the cooperation of the Nigerian media to enable the agency succeed in its efforts at making Nigeria corruption free.

“We need the cooperation of the media in making Nigeria corruption free. EFCC cannot do it alone,” Magu declared.

Answering another question, Magu said “I feel good as Acting EFCC chairman because we are performing and the media can attest to this.”

He, however, urged all Nigerians to join hands with the Commission in fighting the scourge.