Anti-corruption War: EFCC Vows To Obey Court Order, Says No Reason To Disobey

Ibrahim MaguThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reiterated its belief in the rule of law in the ongoing prosecution of high profile Nigerians for alleged corruption, saying it will not disobey court orders.

The acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who made this known on Tuesday in Abuja in a chat with newsmen, said the EFCC had no reason to disobey court orders.

Magu said the campaign against corruption was not about him or the EFCC but the collective desire of Nigerians to move the country forward.

He said, “We have never had any reason to disobey any court order and we will not disobey court orders. It is not about me, it is about the desire to move this country forward”.

The EFCC boss spoke against the backdrop of accusations that the commission was infringing on the rights of detained suspects.

The EFCC’s re-arrest of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, immediately after they were granted bails by various courts, was condemned in some quarters as acts of impunity and gross violation of the human rights of the suspects, who are currently standing trial for various acts of corruption.

Mr. Magu, however, did not give room for a question and answer session with the media as he promised to meet them at a later date.

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