Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed that more influential Nigerians would soon be arrested and made to face trial under a reinvigorated EFCC led by him.
Mr. Magu, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a forum with online and broadcast media managers, said since his appointment as acting chairman of the EFCC last year, he had commenced the re-ordering of the agency’s priorities for effective implementation of its mandate.
“The effect of this, which is obvious for all to see, is the investigation, arrest and prosecution of some of the most powerful forces in Nigeria, who have questions to answer on their stewardship whilst in office.
“A former National Security Adviser, former ministers, former governors, serving and retired military men, a media mogul and several others, are among those we have called to answer critical questions concerning the management of our commonwealth.
“As we speak, many 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 our investigations”, Mr. Magu said.
In carrying out the mandate of the commission, the EFCC boss stressed that he has been guided by the “fear of God, national interest and the rule of law”.
Mr. Magu also said apart from bringing corrupt public officers to justice, the EFCC under his watch is determined, in line with the stance of the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari to send “unmistakable message” to everyone that no Nigerian shall be regarded as above the law or treated as sacred cow as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.
The EFCC chairman, however, called for support from the media saying the commission cannot succeed in carrying out its mandate all by itself.