Ibrahim Magu, the suspended performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, has claimed that some robust ft he stepped on whilst doing his task had been out to tarnish his symbol and spoil his recognition.
Magu informed the Presidential Committee On Audit Of Recovered Property, PCARA, that suspects and different legal components he prosecuted had been after him.
Magu’s claims had been contained in a reaction he addressed to the PCARA probing the mismanagement and loss of transparency in managing recovered belongings through the anti-corruption company within the final five years.
The embattled suspended EFCC boss denied any wrongdoing whilst in place of job, insisting that each one he did was once battle corruption to a standstill within the nation.
He stated his traducers had been available in the market publishing false details about him on social media platforms.
Minister of Justice and Lawyer-Common of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, had within the petition he submitted to the PCARA claimed that the loss of correct file preserving and discrepancies within the restoration figures, was once a dent at the anti-corruption power in addition to elevating integrity problems that can result in lack of public self assurance.
A part of Malami’s petition stated, “For example, EFCC said 836 because the choice of recovered actual property within the authentic returns it made to Mr. President on 07/04/2017.
“Alternatively, in its 1st returns to PCARA on 13/12/2017, EFCC gave the determine of 339, whilst within the second returns to PCARA on 09/03/2018, it said the recoveries to be 504. The first and second returns general 843.”
Responding to this, Magu, who was once detained for approximately 10 days after his arrest through the Division of State Services and products, DSS, informed the panel that, “Within the workout of my reputable purposes as performing chairman of the Fee, I’ve stepped on ft in making sure that corruption is fought to a standstill in Nigeria.
“Probably the most suspects below investigation and prosecution are all the time ganging as much as battle me again, publishing false, unfaithful, malicious and libellous allegations towards me. I’ve by no means abused the place of job I’m occupying on the excitement of Mr. President.”
“I’ve by no means in my view enriched myself while acting my reputable serve as. I problem my accusers to provide any proof of this purported non-public enrichment,” Magu stated.
Arguing additional, he claimed that below his watch, there have been no circumstances of mismanagement of recovered belongings or price range.
“No belongings had been bought and the proceeds thereof transformed. There was no mismanagement of or loss of transparency within the control of recovered belongings below my management of the Fee. There was no diversion of proceeds from recovered belongings or non-public enrichment on my section. A cautious investigation into what has been recovered and what has been paid into the suitable accounts will simply verify this.
“I unequivocally deny those allegations as similar are unfaithful and simply calculated to tarnish my title, that of the Fee, and the large strides this management has recorded within the battle towards corruption and restoration of the proceeds of corruption,” he said.
Magu stated he had by no means in his years of carrier put a dime of the recovered price range to his non-public use, difficult his accusers to provide proof of such fraudulent conversion.
The suspended EFCC boss stated all his movements whilst in place of job had been documented and adopted the prescribed procedures with important approvals.
“I’m blameless. I’ve served my nation to the most productive of my skills with all sense of duty and integrity,” Magu insisted.
He maintained that the data of his achievements are there for all to look.
“I respectfully invite the panel to notice the stellar and remarkable achievements of the EFCC below my watch because the performing Chairman,” he stated