The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu Wednesday said that some foreign countries are sabotaging efforts of the commission in fighting against corruption in Nigeria.
Magu raised the alarm in Ibadan during a chat with journalists during an official visit to the EFCC Ibadan zonal office .
According to Mr Magu, despite the sabotage, the anti corruption agency is doing all within its capacity to ensure that all looters outside the country are brought back to Nigeria for prosecution .
“We are collaborating with everybody including Nigerians in the Diaspora. We have collected a lot of information so as to expose the looters for them to return their loots,” he said.
The EFCC acting chairman vowed that the anti graft commission will ensure that the former Minister of Petroleum , Mrs Allinson Madueke is brought back to Nigeria for investigations, saying, ” there is a sabotage from foreign partners about the trial of former Petroleum Minister, Alinson Madueke, because they are giving her protection. They are yet to disclose her offence for close to five years now. Why should the investigation be up to five years?”
“We have relations with the FBI and CIA in most of the oversea countries. She will be brought down to Nigeria for the continuation of her trial this year because there is no reason for keeping her. She has not been taken to court for the past five years of her trial. Why should one issue be investigated for five years? This is a straight forward case; it is a financial crime case.
“This is a straight forward case. If they don’t have enough evidence, she should be brought back home for trial.”
He said the commission has already set up another strategy to investigate the matter, adding, “but, I won’t disclose this.”