EFCC: Why Magu was captured – SERAP


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has communicated worries over the capture of acting administrator of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

SERAP said that Magu may have been captured because of a “strategic maneuver at the most elevated levels of government”.

The EFCC manager is as yet being kept in police authority on the sets of a presidential board testing asserted infractions against him.

On Tuesday, SERAP’s Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare, stated: “The revealed explanation by an individual from PACAC implies that Magu’s capture might be politically persuaded and plans to subvert the autonomy and opportunity of activity of the EFCC”.

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The body check said assuming valid, it would make a joke of President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequently rehashed duty to battle fantastic defilement and the exemption of culprits.

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SERAP encouraged the specialists to bear the cost of Magu his unavoidably and globally ensured reasonable preliminary rights.

It expressed that Magu should either be accused of a conspicuous criminal offense or discharged quickly and permitted to carry out his responsibility unafraid of retaliations.

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The body said Nigerian specialists can’t keep on keeping Magu in detainment under dubious conditions without acquiring any authentic charges against him infringement of national and universal law.

It included that they should bolster the autonomy and opportunity of activity of against debasement organizations and establishments in the event that they are to have the option to truly battle stupendous defilement.

“Nigerian specialists should concentrate on tending to the effect of debasement, for example, political savagery, and forswearing of access for many Nigerians to even the most essential wellbeing and instruction administrations, just as different examples of human rights infringement.”

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SERAP demanded that improving the autonomy of hostile to defilement organizations and establishments is the most encouraging approach to gain unmistakable ground in the battle against debasement now and sooner rather than later.


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