Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has denied report that he attended “President Buhari re-election gathering” on Tuesday in Abuja.
Magu said that the story about him attending Buhari re-election gathering at Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja “is not only misleading but very mischievous.”
A statement signed by Acting Head, Media and Publicity (EFCC), Tony Orilade, stated that “the fact is that Mr. Ibrahim Magu never attended any Buhari re-election gathering at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
At exactly 8:59am on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, the EFCC boss was already at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja en route Lagos where he had engagement with Media Executives.”
“Before the trip to Lagos, Magu visited a family relative who lodged at the hotel, Nicon Luxury. He went straight to the room where his relative was lodged and met with him very briefly before departing for Lagos where he met with newspaper editors.
Orilade explained that these facts were laid bare when Ogundipe called to confirm his malicious story in Premium Times.
“Magu is not omnipresent to have been in Lagos and also in Abuja at the same time. For Ogundipe to still come up with such a screaming headline after confirming from the Commission only shows that his mind was made up to do the hatchet job which he has exhibited by his write up.
“We want to make categorically clear that EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu is neither a card carrying member of any political party nor is he a sympathiser of the ruling APC.
He is only carrying on his job professionally and remains a public officer who is apolitical and determined to see a new Nigeria where corruption would be brought to its knees”, he stated.
EFCC spokesman said they have contacted their lawyers and they are taking a cursory look at the controversial publication that carried the headline “.EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, attends Buhari re-election gathering”.