“In such elevated position as that of EFCC Chairman, the holder of the position must be above suspicion.
“There’s no prejudgment. Absolutely none. The Buhari Administration can be counted on to uphold fairnessand justice at all times.”
These were the reactions of a presidential source today, July 7, who preferred to remain unmentioned. The source spoke against the backdrop of the ongoing probe of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The source stressed that the probe of such a personality holding a sensitive position of fighting c is an affirmation that nobody under the present administration is above scrutiny. It stressed that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss is to give him the opportunity to clear himself of weight allegations.
The source maintained that the investigation of the EFCC boss was to reinforce the Buhari administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
The presidency source affirmed that the holder of an elevated office such as the chairman of the EFCC must be above suspicion. It assured that the administration will not prejudge anyone as it could be counted on to uphold justice and fairness. “The panel investigating allegations against Ag. EFCC Chairman had been sitting for some weeks now.
“In consonance with the principle of fairness and justice,it was needful that the Ag. Chairman be given opportunity to respond to the allegations, which areweighty in nature.
“Under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, nobody is above scrutiny. Repeat: nobody.“The investigation is to reinforce transparency and accountability, rather than to vitiate it.
“Accountability for our actions or inactions is inalienable part of democracy.”