The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the delay by the Federal Government to arraign the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over various allegations of fraud is an attempt to give Magu a soft landing.
Magu was release on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after spending 10 days in detention.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that such delay is raising public apprehensions over the integrity of the APC-led government fight against corruption.
The party alleged that the delay is heightening suspicion in the public space over alleged attempt to give Magu a soft landing in order to cover up for certain top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The PDP, also alleged that the delay was a plot to cover up for some leaders of the APC alleged to have been indicted by the suspended EFCC chairman, in the course of his investigation by Presidential Panel.
Further speaking, the opposition party said her position are predicated on conflicting reports on the status of the processes relating to Magu’s on-going investigations and the direction of the Federal Government on the matter.
In addition, “the fact is that the allegations of fraud including alleged stealing of billions of naira recovered by the EFCC among other accusations, which also include alleged transfer of stolen money to certain government officials, are already in the public domain.
“The expectation of Nigerians therefore is for the Federal Government to immediately arraign Magu before a court of competent jurisdiction and prosecute him in line with the dictates of our law,” the statement reads.