The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday offered explanations why the commission moved against some Senior Advocates of Nigeria, judges and other judicial officers in the ongoing war against graft.
He said the commission took the corruption war to the senior lawyers and the judicial officers because they were caught in the web of perverting the course of justice while allegedly aiding corrupt practices in the discharge of their professional duties.
Magu, who said notwithstanding the hue and cry in some circle that the graft war was selective, the commission would continue in its quest to push the corruption war within the confine of the rule of law and due process.
He said this yesterday in Lagos at a symposium organised by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL), vowing to ensure that the EFCC will bring to book anyone found to have looted the nation’s treasury while wielding its powers within the ambit of the rule of law.
According to him, the EFCC which had the backings of President Muhammadu Buhari to move against corrupt public office holders would not shirk its obligations to stamp out corrupt practices in the country. “President Muhammadu Buhari has not only said it, he is acting it and has charged the EFCC to embody and live it.