Magu-ChairmanThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims that the ongoing crackdown on those who shared in the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund is targeted at opposition politicians.

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu made the clarification while addressing publishers of online media in Lagos on Monday.

Magu told the media stakeholders that the anti-graft agency is waging a war against corrupt elements in the society, stressing that the campaign would spare nobody irrespective of his or her political affiliation.

According to him, while the chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Jafaru Isa who was arrested and interrogated by the agency had returned the sum of N100 million from N170 million he allegedly collected from former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, the National Publicity Secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has neither said anything nor agreed to return the N400 million he was alleged to have collected from the former NSA.

His words: “From the records, Metuh got over N400 million, he has not said anything because we need the public money to be returned so that it’s going to be used for public good.

“Also, Jafaru Isa, what Dasuki gave him was N170 million. He also agreed…of course he has collected that money, he was with us for 4-5 days and then he made a deposit of N100 million and entered an undertaking to bring the rest. That does not mean we will not prosecute him. But this other Metuh, instead of going for a refund, he has admitted he collected money… Instead of returning the money, he preferred to go on strike,” Magu said.

On the allegation of being partial, Magu said nobody who is not corrupt or who is not involved in the scandal, is being questioned.
“In all the cases, we conduct preliminary investigation. We work hard,” he said.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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