The Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has reiterated his commitment to fight corruption to the end with the support of Nigerians.
The Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren made this clarifications in response to grand plots to implicate the Acting Chairman of having choicest properties abroad.
Magu said: â€œThis plot will fail. They cannot distract me because I am fully focused on my assignment, which is to fight corruption to a standstill in Nigeria.
â€œThey can only irritate me but they canâ€™t stop me because all men of goodwill in this country know the sacrifices that we are making to improve the fortunes of our nation. Those who assume that I have properties abroad, can go and claim themâ€, Magu said.
The statement traced the plot to â€œsome shadowy interests at the receiving end of the anti-corruption efforts of the agency.â€
It said the forces were out to â€œframe its Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, by linking the ownership of properties in a number of foreign countries to him.â€
The statement said: â€œThose behind the plot, which is believed to be part of a grand design to discredit the anti-graft Czar, have allegedly finalized plans to name Magu as the owner of choice properties in exotic locations abroad.
â€œThe commission has information that the desperate cabal could take their gambit to the ridiculous extent of purchasing properties and registering them in the name of Ibrahim Magu. â€œThey are also prepared to sponsor some political hirelings who would come out openly to claim they have information about the property acquisitions.
â€œThe objective of the plot is to cast a slur on the unblemished integrity of Magu and expose him to public ridicule
â€œThe Commission, however, wishes to alert the public that Magu has no interest in any property whatsoever outside Nigeria. He has neither bought a house anywhere outside Nigeria.â€
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