EFCC Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu denies allegations of witch hunt against Senate President, Bukola Saraki


Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has shrugged off allegations that he is on a personal vendetta against Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Magu said there is nothing personal in EFCC’s fresh investigation of the senate president, and stressed that the Commission can investigate anybody, at any time.

The EFCC boss spoke shortly after he received an award of ‘Outstanding Leadership in Public Service,’ from Euro Knowledge Group.

The Commission recently launched an investigation into Saraki’s earnings, during his eight years tenure as governor of Kwara State, as well as contract awards and spendings by the senate, under his leadership.

Saraki’s spokesman, Yusuf Olaniyonu had claimed the fresh investigation of his boss by EFCC was a witch-hunt.

Regardless, Magu reiterated there is nothing personal in the fresh investigation against Saraki.

Beyond Saraki, Magu denied recurring allegation that he is on a witch-hunt against some individuals.

He described corruption as a national malaise that should be jointly fought by Nigerians.