Nobody is above the law – Magu blows hot

Ibrahim Magu

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to the face-off between the operatives of the EFCC and those of the State Security Services (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Officials of the EFCC and those of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as well as the Directorate of State Security (DSS) were on Tuesday involved in a face-off in Abuja.

This occurred when operatives of the EFCC attempted to arrest former head of NIA, Ayo Oke, and the DSS, Ita Ekpeyong but the attempt was frustrated by armed officials of the two security agencies.

However, Magu in his reaction on Wednesday, in Abuja, insisted that there is no going back on the plan to have the former heads of the security agencies arrested.

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“We are not discouraged at all. The law must take its course, nobody is above the law,” he said.

He explained further that the agency does not just go for an arrest except there are cogent reasons to arrest an accused.

“There must be reasons, strong reasons before we go for an arrest. Never, Never, I am not discouraged at all. Rather, it energises me to do more and I am telling you, nobody is above the law,” Magu said.

Meanwhile, DAILY POST reports that the Senate has mandated its Committee on National Security and Intelligence to investigate attempted arrest of Ekpenyong and Oke by operatives of the EFCC.

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