The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has made a shocking revelation as he said every government official is being secretly investigated by the agency, including ministers, irrespective of political party affiliations.
He revealed this in Kaduna, yesterday during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the National Union of Textiles and Garment Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN). Magu said the mandate to investigate every government official was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s measures towards winning the war against corruption.
“Every government official is under investigation without them knowing it.” he said.
“We have course to investigate; in fact, we are investigating those in government without them knowing. Not only that, the president has given me the mandate to investigate every corrupt Nigerian leader irrespective of his political affiliation. I don’t think we have the monopoly of knowledge to tackle corruption.
“But, more than that, the fight against corruption is designed and structured to boost confidence in the economy as well as to attract investors both within and outside the country,” Magu added.
The EFCC boss also described corruption as a crime against humanity.
“Corruption affects everybody, that is why everyone is a major stakeholder in the fight. That is why I have the passion, zeal and courage to lead the fight against corruption,” Magu said.
In his remarks, NUTGTWN General Secretary, Issa Aremu said the EFCC should be empowered to invite those living above means to explain their sources of wealth.
Aremu said if investigating agencies were not satisfied with explanations by suspects about their sources of wealth, such persons should be prosecuted.