Jonathan Not Target Of Our Investigations – EFCC

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu
EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said although former President Goodluck Jonathan’s name has been mentioned in all transactions it is currently investigating, the immediate past Nigerian leader was not yet its target.
The clarification was made against the backdrop that Mr. Jonathan has gone into ‘temporary’ exile in Cote d’Ivoire to evade arrest by the anti-graft agency.
Former close aides, ministers, top politicians and a cousin to the ex-president are presently either being prosecuted, under probe or in custody for their roles in the alleged mismanagement and diversion of billions of dollars under the past administration.
In their separate statements voluntarily made to the anti-graft agency, the accused persons claimed the payments they received, majority of which came from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was approved by Mr. Jonathan.
However, a top source in the EFCC yesterday said while investigators are building up a solid case, Mr. Jonathan is not the target.
The source said; “The ex-President has been implicated in all transactions we are investigating; he was virtually involved in everything.
“We are building up our investigations but he is not the target. We cannot say we are not after him in terms of some transactions he approved”.