“Whoever fights monsters ought to see to it that within the course of he doesn’t change into a monster. And if you happen to gaze lengthy sufficient into an abyss, the abyss will gaze again into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.
If there may be something the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is infamous for – it’s the incapability to place his home so as. On a number of events, his spouse and nephew household have had disagreements in Aso Rock and the nationwide embarrassments had been made public.
When Abba Kyari was alive because the Chief of Workers to the president, he had sequence of points with others in the identical Villa. As if that was not sufficient, Abike Dabiri-Erewa – the Chairman/Chief Govt Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, and Isa Pantami – the Minister of Communication not too long ago washed their buttocks in public over workplace area.
With completely different premises talked about above, aware Nigerians shouldn’t be stunned by the current growth between the State Safety Service (SSS) headed by Magaji Bichi, and Ibrahim Magu – the Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC). In spite of everything, this isn’t the primary time two Federal Businesses could be at loggerheads.
The officers of the Nigerian Military on a number of events have had a sizzling trade with officers of the Nigerian Police Power. Sure, that is Nigeria. Something goes within the administration of Buhari.
The newest between Magu’s EFCC and SSS is presently probably the most talked about in Nigeria as of the time of penning this piece. It isn’t breaking information however a disheartening story to learn that very same Federal Safety Businesses full of officers of Nigeria Police Power might go into ‘combat’ as Magu was reportedly arrested on the Wuse II workplace of the EFCC in Abuja Monday afternoon.
His convoy was stopped by armed safety brokers and he was taken away after about 30 minutes of arguments between the assorted safety officers. He was promptly pushed to the Aso Villa the place as of the time of this piece is showing earlier than a panel arrange by the president to evaluation allegations in opposition to him by the Lawyer-Basic of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. What are the allegations, they revolve round seized belongings, NAIJA NEWS understands.
Malami reportedly accused Magu of insubordination and re-looting of recovered funds. However as anticipated, SSS – an company infamous for turning black to white stated, No, Magu was not arrested by any SSS official.
“The Division of State Providers (DSS) needs to tell the general public that it didn’t arrest Ibrahim Magu, Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media. The Service, has since, in the present day, sixth July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest,” Peter Afunanya, the SSS spokesperson stated in an announcement.
Quickly, in an announcement afterwards, the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, denied that Mr Magu was arrested – however confirmed that the EFCC boss is on the Presidential Villa to look earlier than a panel arrange by the president to evaluation actions of the EFCC on the villa.
“The EFCC’s boss was neither arrested nor pressured to honour the invitation. A member of a authorized workforce from the EFCC can also be with him on the Panel,” Mr Oyewale stated. However a mean Nigerian is aware of that the statesman from the 2 spokespersons had been issued out to the general public as a type of harm management.
SSS is widespread for not adhering to legality in any case. Reasonably, it solutions the decision of illegality when finishing up its duties. But, Mr Buhari has not deemed it match to query the excesses of probably the most infamous safety outfit. Maybe, the presidency has forgotten that in a state of illegality, it’s unlawful to attempt being authorized. Whereas the topic of discourse in the present day will not be about SSS, we have to ask ourselves what precisely is incorrect with Magu? Who’s looking the hunter?
Is it a case that the battle in opposition to corruption is getting some tractions, in contrast to up to now when solely minions had been arraigned and convicted and the massive crooks obtained a let-off or at greatest a slap on the wrist if summoned in any respect?
Sure, Magu could have his excesses and being utilized by some individuals in authorities however unarguably, Magu led EFCC now go for the ‘untouchables’. At present, Magu is investigating yesterday, ought to we not await tomorrow to attempt him as nicely? Are the dangerous guys combating again each stealthily and furiously? There have been varied exclusives claiming to have unearthed a large scandal involving Magu, will he have the ability to clear himself?
Sure, many have raised the difficulty of selective prosecution, however the large query is “are these actually being prosecuted corrupt or not? Let those that have been accused reply their fathers’ names. In spite of everything, Senator Shehu Sani was accused and he proudly got here out unscratched. So, let others who’ve been accused additionally put the EFCC to disgrace in the event that they don’t have anything of their cabinets.
It’s fascinating that in the present day, EFCC has seemed past exposing the corruption of politicians. It has now prolonged its wings to different collaborators in civil service, enterprise and lots of different sectors. Once more that is time for Magu to inform the world the actual stuff he’s made off.
Whereas we aren’t so sure of who’s/are looking the hunter, it’s time for Magu to say himself whether or not corrupt or not!