The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that no one is beyond the reach of the law in the war against corruption.Magu revealed that Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), are still being investigated. Magu made this comment on Tuesday, May 15, in his response to questions bothering on both cases.
The EFCC boss stated: “We are still investigating. The investigation is still on, and very soon we will conclude it. I am telling you that there is no sacred cow. “The case is in court, there are intelligence arising from – we are investigating, we are still looking for him [Maina]. He still remains a wanted person.” Magu remarked that the fight against corruption should involve every Nigerian. He said: “This fight against corruption is about Nigerians. I want Nigerians to take ownership, it should not be left to the anti-corruption agencies alone.
“Corruption is a crime against humanity, it has [bled] this country dry. It is not for alone that is why I am saying Nigerians must take ownership of the fight because you cannot leave it [alone] to the anti-corruption agencies. We need to educate Nigerians that corruption is wrong.”