The Presidency, has on Tuesday stated clearly that the ongoing probe of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is an affirmation that nobody under the present administration, no matter how close to President Muhammadu Buhari, is above the law.
According to facts made available to State House Correspondents by a source in the Presidency who pleaded anonymity, the interrogation of the anti-graft Agency Head, is to give him the opportunity to clear himself of some very weighty allegations.
The source maintained that the investigation of the EFCC Acting Chairman, is to reinforce the Buhari administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, adding that, the holder of such an elevated Office, must be above any suspicion.
It assured that the administration will not prejudge anyone, as it could be counted on to uphold justice and fairness.
The unsigned statement read: “The Panel investigating allegations against Ag. EFCC Chairman, had been sitting for some weeks now.
“In consonance with the principle of fairness and justice, it was needful that the Ag. Chairman be given the opportunity to respond to the allegations, which are weighty in nature.
“Under the Muhammadu Buhari administration, nobody is above scrutiny. Repeat: nobody.
“The investigation is to reinforce transparency and accountability, rather than to vitiate it.
“Accountability for our actions or inactions is an inalienable part of democracy.
“In such elevated position as that of EFCC Chairman, the holder of the position must be above suspicion.
“There is no prejudgement. Absolutely none. The Buhari administration can be counted on to uphold fairness and justice at all times”, the source said.