Immediate past Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has described his exit from the anti-corruption agency as corruption fighting back.
Magu, who spoke yesterday, October 9 in Abuja at an award ceremony organised in his honour by Northern Female Students Association, said: “I am a victim of corruption fighting back, but I am happy that recent events are revealing the truth to Nigerians.”
The former EFCC boss, who was represented by his son, Mohammad-Saeed Ibrahim-Magu, thanked the association for conferring on him the award of “Achiever par Excellence’’ and said he was happy to receive the award.
The spokesperson of the association, which comprises female students of universities in the northern parts of Nigeria, Aisha Nasir, explained that Magu was unanimously chosen for the award for his dedication to national service.
“The anti-corruption fight in Nigeria is a binding moral duty that requires seeing beyond political affiliations or preferences.
“Love him or hate him, Ibrahim Magu took the anti-corruption fight to uncharted levels that many people thought could never be attained.
“Magu attracted continental and global commendations for tackling what had been described as the leading factor hindering the growth and development of African nations and economies.
The award came on the heels of the October 4 judgment of the FCT High Court delivered by Justice Yusuf Halilu.
Justice Halilu exonerated Magu of a false claim that Pastor Emmanuel Omale of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, and his wife, Deborah laundered N573m for the former EFCC boss.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria.