The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, has reacted to feedback by former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, towards the fee.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orillade, in a press release Sunday night time, stated Saraki claimed that appearing chairman, Ibrahim Magu, begged him to assist his affirmation by the Senate.
The fee famous that Saraki stated this in his submission to the Chief Decide of Federal Excessive Court docket on why he ought to ignore the request of the EFCC, searching for the switch of its circumstances from Justice Taiwo Taiwo who lately granted ex-parte order to restrain the Fee from performing its statutory duties.
“By the way, the EFCC has filed an in depth response towards the choose’s restraining order and took up points over the controversial interim order”, it stated.
“Whereas ready for the cautious response of the CJ over the Fee’s request, we want to advise ex- Senate President to hold his cross and permit the judiciary to performs its constitutional position.
“It’s preposterous for the ex-Senate President to be elevating points on what transpired through the affirmation of EFCC boss in 2016 when he’s not in command of the Senate in 2019.
“It’s too late for him within the day, to be claiming innocence over the affirmation saga when each Nigerian knew what transpired underneath his watch. The Fee underneath Magu, has moved on and won’t be distracted over mundane challenge.
“Let or not it’s said in unequivocal phrases that the investigation of Saraki’s stewardship, whether or not as a former Senate President or as a former governor of Kwara State, has completely nothing to do with the non-confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu because the substantive Chairman of the EFCC.
“Whereas the EFCC won’t enable itself to be drawn by Saraki to take up points with him on the pages of newspapers, it’s pertinent to as soon as once more state in clear phrases that the probes being carried out by the EFCC are nothing private, however all about enthroning probity in governance, and letting leaders know that even out of workplace, they are going to be held accountable for his or her stewardship.
“Once more, it’s value reminding Saraki that he has no have to be petrified of the EFCC and its management so long as he believes he has a transparent conscience. He ought to, subsequently, quite than operating from pillar to put up, enable the regulation to take its course.”