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May 20, 20203min990
Nigeria: Top anti-graft agency vows to go after ‘blackmailers, agents of darkness’ of its Chairman

In a surprise move against what it called blackmailers and smear campaign against its acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Nigeria top anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has vowed to deal with those it said are engaged in media campaign against it.

Dele Oyewale, Head of Media and Publicity of the agency made this vow in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the Commit has uncovered social media campaign against its Chairman, by some few elements in the social media,  employing desperate antics of blackmail, and smear campaigns against the successful war being fought against  corrupt practices by the Commission and its courageous Chairman,  Ibrahim Magu.”

He said, “For his courage, consistence  and never-say-die spirit,  Magu, would undoubtedly, have a tribe of hard critics,  cynics and bitter foes.”

However,  “it is uncharitable to link him with the ownership of some buildings belonging to other individuals with verifiable addresses.

“It is even ridiculous to allege that he shied away from being served a fictitious writ of summons over a  matter long decided by the Judiciary. ”

The Commission “finds every unfounded claim against it and its helmsman,   as desperate backlash from disreputable elements suffering its uncompromising works against corrupt practices.

“We are not worried about such retrograde moves.  Members of the public only need to ignore tendencies aimed at blackmailing the EFCC and its Chairman.”

According to him, “the Commission is on the trail of all the blackmailers and paid agents of darkness  armed against it.  Massive investigations of the platforms being used and their promoters have commenced.

“Facts about their operations shall be made known to the public and outcome of investigations being carried out shall also be released to the public.  “Appropriate legal actions are also being taken against bloggers and their promoters embarking on a campaign of calumny against the Commission.

“The EFCC,  its helmsman and entire workforce would not be dismayed or distracted in any way.

“The task of fighting corruption is sacrosanct and no reactionary antics of detractors will succeed against the Commission.”

 

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