Oluwatoyin Ojaomo, the Counsel to the performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibrahim Magu, has described the forces behind corruption within the nation as extra highly effective that Coronavirus.
That is coming a number of hours after the EFCC boss was invited earlier than a panel for questioning.
The Counsel to the EFCC performing chairman revealed this whereas talking on Channels Tv’s ‘Politics As we speak’ programme on Monday in his response to the investigation of Magu by a Presidential panel.
Ojaomo famous that Magu is been investigated due to the recoveries he introduced publicly and the funds remitted to the federal government’s coffers didn’t correspond.
In accordance with him, the funds remitted by the anti-graft company had been greater than the monies that had been declared.
Ojaomo stated, “If you find yourself combating corruption, the forces behind corruption are so highly effective; they’re extra highly effective than Covid-19. You’ll be able to think about what is occurring. As a substitute of Magu to be celebrated, these highly effective corrupt individuals who’ve the media backing them are attempting to name a canine a foul title to allow them to grasp it.”
He additional said that asset restoration was a steady course of and as such there would all the time be discrepancies in figures.
Auwal Musa popularly often called Rafsanjani, whereas talking on the event famous that Magu’s expertise has once more proven the necessity for a authorized framework on asset restoration and administration.
Rafsanjani, who’s the Head, Transparency Worldwide, stated if Magu is humiliated, it may additionally discourage those that are genuinely devoted to the battle towards corruption.
“I don’t suppose it’s a good improvement for individuals who’re combating corruption to be framed,” he stated.
“As a substitute of taking a look at Magu, we must always have a look at the authorized and institutional deficits within the space of restoration,” he added