The suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the allegations against him were fabricated to tarnish his image.
Magu who said this after his release from detention on Wednesday, stated that his current ordeal is one of the risks of the job of fighting against corrupt persons.
He was released on bail, on self-recognition, on the directive of the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against him. adding.
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He said: “They should not be discouraged. I am happy to be back, I believe the war against corruption is winnable. They should not give up on the fight because corruption kills a nation faster than any other thing.
“It is not a personal fight. Whether I am EFCC Chairman or not, the anti-corruption war must continue.
“The allegations are merely trumped-up allegations to tarnish my image and that of the EFCC. I did not steal or divert or convert funds to private use. I read the allegations and I was shocked.”
His lawyer, Mr Tosin Ojaomo, also said it was illegal for Mr. Magu to have been detained at the Force Criminal Investigations Department, FCID, for 10 days in the first place.