Magu was released to cover a secret that could scatter Nigeria, says Galadima

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

/ by Bobby Adams

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the ordeal of the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, as a mere show of deceit.

In an interview with PUNCH, Galadima said from the day Magu was arrested he knew that nothing will happen to him, that within two weeks he will be released.

He claimed that the Buhari’s administration released the suspended EFCC boss from detention to cover a secret that could turn the country upside down.

When asked on who used and dumped the suspended EFCC boss Galadima said: "The government! He was their errand boy, he is not my fan. If you go to him and mention my name, he will never answer you. Let me make a confession, I have evidence of people who mentioned my name to him, he stopped interacting with them again. I have a track record; I have always lived my life fighting for social justice and fair play, and I believe those accusing Magu of infractions are no better than him, that is one. 

"Secondly, I said on the day he was arrested that nothing would happen to him; I said on that day that within two weeks, he was going to be released. He was not only released but they restored his security team. That goes to tell you that we are just wasting our time. Nothing can happen to Magu because if he spills the beans, this country will turn upside down and they know that. 

"The highest they can do now is to send Magu to the National Institute for Police and Strategic Studies in Jos, or the War College; to go on Sabbatical for one year and promote him to an Assistant Inspector -General of Police and retire him from there. 

"That is the only thing they can do, nothing more, I assure you they can’t charge Magu to court. Even those that were probing him, how do you think they are better? We know some of them, we know their history, we know their public service history, we have their records.

Recall that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, had accused the anti-graft boss of gross infractions.

The AGF had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mr. Magu over some allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot.

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