The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has made it clear that he will no longer keep quiet and hide but was now ready to fight back at orchestrated attacks against his person.
In a statement made available to reporters by Magu’s lawyer, Wahab Shittu, on Sunday, he stated that henceforth he will reply to all the allegations against him in public.
In a very long letter, former EFCC boss also denied looting funds recovered from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
Magu expressed surprise that these allegations against him in the public domain were never brought before the Presidential Panel probing the activities of the EFCC under him.
He revealed that over N329 million recovered while at the commission was remitted directly into NNPC dedicated accounts via remita under a special arrangement endorsed by the NNPC, EFCC, and the affected NNPC marketers.
He said this can be independently verified both at the NNPC and the EFCC records and that the issue of NNPC recovered funds never featured in the proceedings of the presidential panel.
He also dispelled allegations such as assets declaration and failure by him to properly explain the rationale for the exclusion of culprits in the alleged misapplication of three billion naira in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
Magu finally made it clear that the allegations against him were fraudulent and deliberate attempts to malign his person.