Former Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, says the arrest of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), vindicates his non-confirmation as substantive head of the agency by the eighth Senate.
The ex-lawmaker accused Magu of running the EFCC as a private army for persecution and witch hunt, adding that he was sustained by corrupt politicians in the ruling class.
“EFCC embattled chairman arrest and probe is a commendable step by the PMB administration and the AGF Malami,” he said.
“Its a vindication of the position of the 8th senate.
Magu was a dubious and fake anti corruption tsar who was sustained by corrupt politicians within the ruling elite; He worked for them and for himself.
“EFCC under Magu was nothing but a private army for persecution and witch hunting. EFCC under Magu is a citadel, a cesspool, a cathedral and castle of corruption.
“Magu EFCC is a political consultancy outfit in the service of the corrupt. Magu was a man looking for corruption in Ghana while sitting on Ghana must go.
“Magu worked for some politicians in office and himself and deceived journalists and CSOs to believe him. Magu’s EFCC is a scoop of human feaces coated with a facade of vanilla Ice cream.
”Sani had accused Magu of backing cruel officers, called ‘Magu boys’, who operate with impunity and reported exclusively to him.
The ex-lawmaker is being prosecuted by the EFCC on a two-count charge of bribery.
He was arrested and detained by the commission for 30 days before he was eventually arraigned and granted bail by a Federal High Court.