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Step aside, PDP tells Magu


The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to step aside and allow an unhindered probe into allegations of malfeasance levelled against him.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, in Abuja, on Monday, the PDP said, Magu’s invitation by a panel on allegations as serious as those in the public domain, should be of interest to all.

The statement titled, “Magu’s Invitation, Investigation Confirms Malfeasance in EFCC- PDP…He Should Step Aside To Forestall Destruction of Evidence,” read in part, “The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to show the genuineness of its war against corruption by allowing the unhindered investigation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The party said Nigerians are already aware that Magu has been pulled in for questioning, adding that the fact that he has to be accompanied by an attorney shows that the said ‘invitation’, is beyond the routine.”

The party held that the development around the EFCC acting Chairman as well as “the desperate attempt“ by the Commission to cover his investigation, only raise more integrity questions regarding Magu’s activities in the EFCC.

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