Return illicit funds or face trial, Magu tells looters

Posted by News Express | 27 September 2018 | 985 times

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•EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has warned looters of the country’s treasury to voluntarily return stolen funds and assets or face prosecution.

Magu, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, described corruption as “an evil that would not be tolerated.’’

He said: “All of them (looters) should return all the looted funds and join us in the fight against corruption because it is important.

“All of us have a responsibility in the fight against corruption, whether you are corrupt or not.
“But my take is that they should return all the stolen funds and we can see what we can do.’’

The anti-corruption chief, however, warned that if looters decide to remain adamant, the law would catch up with them.

“We would prosecute them, we would get them, no matter how long it would take, we would get them; I’m telling you.

“Corruption is an evil that affects all of us. So we should join hands to eradicate it,” he said.

He also said that there was hope that Africa would win the war against corruption if there was collaboration among the anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies through “timely intelligence.”

Magu further said that the EFCC had been able to collaborate with sister agencies in African countries.

Sourced from a Daily Trust report

Source: News Express

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