No petitions against APC leaders yet – EFCC chairman


Acting EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has defended what is perceived to be the politically lopsided arrests and prosecution of members of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party.
He said so far, his agency has not received any petition against members of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“Such accusations have come up a lot, but we work with petitions before us. In fact, I am eager and waiting for something from the other side, but nothing has come so far,” he said.
He however said more influential Nigerians will be arrested soon.
According to him, “more influential Nigerians are on the radar of the EFCC and, in the coming weeks, they would have their days in court and Nigerians will be kept fully abreast of the results of the Commission’s investigations”.
Magu made this assertion in Abuja on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at a meeting with online media practitioners and broadcast media managers.
He stated that the essence of the meeting was to solicit media support and understanding to deepen the fight against fraud, corruption and economic crimes. He asked for advice and suggestions in effectively propagating the war against graft.
“Apart from bringing corrupt public officers to justice, we are determined, in line with the stance of the current administration, to send an unmistakable message to everyone, that no Nigerian shall be regarded as being above the law or treated as a sacred cow as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.
“The EFCC needs you; Nigeria needs your critical support if we are to make any headway in this important campaign against corruption. My plea for your support is underscored by my understanding that the forces which we are battling are powerful and some of them may want to use all platforms of the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper