The allegations leveled against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), cannot be ignored because they are weighty, a source at the presidency has said .
The Anonymous source on Tuesday, told reporters that anyone occupying the position of Magu should not be suspected of being involved in any fraudulent activity.
According to the source, the ongoing investigation of the EFCC boss reinforces Buhari’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
He said it shows that nobody in the Buhari administration is above scrutiny.
“The panel investigating allegations against acting EFCC Chairman had been sitting for some weeks now,” the source said.
“In consonance with the principle of fairness and justice, it was needful that the acting Chairman be given 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 inalienable part of democracy. In such elevated position as that of EFCC Chairman, the holder of the position must be above suspicion.
“There’s no prejudgment – absolutely none. The Buhari administration can be counted on to uphold fairness and justice at all times.”