" ITREALMS: Metuh received N400m from Dasuki – EFCC chairman, Magu

Monday, January 11, 2016

Metuh received N400m from Dasuki – EFCC chairman, Magu

The acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, has revealed that the detained spokesman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh received an estimated N400 million from the office of the National Security Adviser, otherwise known as DasukiGate, reports ITRealms.

Speaking in Lagos at an interface with members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on Monday, Mr. Magu disclosed this while responding to questions and solicited media partnership especially with GOCOP.

He also said that EFCC has powers to detain any suspect beyond 24 hours before charging such suspect to court, especially if such a suspect could influence the cause of investigation, adding that those being re-arrested have fresh cases against them which may not be in the initial charge, hence EFCC action of rearresting some suspects after court granted them bail in the initial charges.

According to him, EFCC does not arraign anybody without mountain of evidence, stressing that every Nigerian is concerned about the damage that corruption has done to this country, pointing out that the nation is grappling with the problem of underdevelopment in spite of enormous natural resources is largely due to corruption.

He described his appointment as a divine opportunity to change the narrative as far as the fight against corruption in Nigeria is concerned, admitting however, that Ibrahim Magu does not have the monopoly of ideas to effectively tackle corruption alone in Nigeria.

“This, in fact is the reason why I have called you here today. This is an opportune moment for me to meet minds with some of the most fertile brains in the media,” asserting his resolve to benefit from engagement of today and in the future.

Since assuming office, he said, a lot has happened in terms of investigations of high profile corruption cases, citing for instance, the case involving the national security adviser, former ministers, former governors, serving and retired military men, a media mogul and several others.

No one, Magu said, no matter how highly placed, shall be spared if he or she infringes on the laws of the land.

He, therefore, called on the media to assist EFCC to achieve this by making any information that could assist investigation of acts of corruption available to the Commission, emphasizing that such media intelligence will definitely compliment the efforts of the commission.

Magu assured that as part of the EFCC strategies, there would be even more penetration investigations and commitment to rid Nigeria of all forms of corruption and economic and financial crimes, which is evident in most of the cases the Commission has taken to court for trial lately.

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