Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has today cleared the air that the fresh investigation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was not a witch-hunt.
Magu said the commission does not witch-hunt any government official irrespective of their political background.
Addressing journalists at the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja, Magu disclosed that the Commission only investigates people it suspects of being involved in corrupt practices.
Magu also stated that the investigation of Saraki was not based on personal motive.
When asked why the EFCC was reopening investigations into old cases against Saraki, Magu said: ”No it is not personal, we are not after anybody. His case is not different from other individuals that are being investigated.
“The EFCC does not pursue people who do not have corruption cases. If you are not corrupt, we do not invite you. If you are not a 419 or internet fraudster, we would never invite you.
”We do our homework very well. Sometimes we conduct our investigations for up to six months, we have been investigating people for more than five years.
”Corruption is a national disaster, every Nigerian should fight corruption, whether you are in Nigeria or outside the country. You remove corruption, you eradicate disaster. All these banditries and Boko Haram, the root is corruption.”
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