I Am Prepared To Die Fighting Corruption – Magu
SAN FRANCISCO, February 19, (THEWILL) – The Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has stated his unalloyed commitment to the anti-graft war even up to paying the supreme sacrifice to see that Nigeria is free from the grips of corruption.
According to a statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Magu made the declaration as he received a group of Lawyers with progressive inclination who visited him in Lagos.
“I am not afraid of anything. I prefer to die fighting corruption if need be,” he declared.
He commended the lawyers for their solidarity, adding that it was such support that the Commission needed from every patriotic Nigerian as the battle against corruption enters a delicate phase with corruption itself fighting back.
The EFCC boss expressed regret that some unpatriotic Nigerians including senior lawyers have joined forces “with fraudsters and those who looted our commonwealth by becoming coaches and technical advisers on how to escape justice.”
Magu admonished lawyers to allow the interest of Nigeria and good conscience to guide them when accpting briefs.
Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, who led the group, said they were in the Commission to express support for the EFCC and the chairman for revamping the fight against corruption.
He said though lawyers have been accused of attempting to frustrate the work of the Commission, there were however good lawyers who are ready to support the EFCC in advancing the fight against corruption.
He urged the Commission to name and shame those who are frustrating the work rather than generalizing as there were still good lawyers and judges in the country.
“Let us name and shame corrupt judges and lawyers. The good ones are prepared to work with you, “he said and warned lawyers who think they can intimidate the EFCC, that some of them are ready to support and defend the Commission.
Story by David Oputah