The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, speaks after his release from detention.
He asks Nigerians not to give up on the fight against corruption whether he is the chairman of EFCC or not.
He advised the nation to own the war against corruption, which President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to eradicate.
The ex EFCC boss said what he went through was “one of those risks of the job” the allegations flying around were to tarnish his image and that of EFCC.
He opined: “As for me, I will forever wage war against corruption. I urge Nigerians to continue to support the fight against corruption. 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.
What I have gone through is a case of dog eats dog but I see it as one of those risks of the job. But we must not give up in any way.”
As he breathed the air of freedom, he disclosed that the allegations against him are nonsense, trumped up allegations to tarnish his image and that of the EFCC.
He denied stealing or diverting or converting funds to private use.
He said he was shocked when he saw the allegations, thanking Nigerians for their support and advising them not be discouraged”.
Magu concluded he was happy to be back and that war against corruption is winnable.