Ibrahim Magu , suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , has described the allegations levelled against him as “nonsense”.
Speaking with The Nation hours after he was released from police custody , Magu said he was shocked when he read the allegations designed to tarnish his image.
“What I have gone through is a case of dog eats dog but I see it as one of those risks of the job… we must not give up in any way.”
Magu , who vowed to fight corruption till the end , thanked those who stood by him when he was in detention.
“Corruption kills a nation faster than any other thing.”
“I thank Nigerians for their support , they should not be discouraged. I am happy to be back , I believe the war against corruption is winnable , ” he said.
“Whether I am EFCC Chairman or not , the anti-corruption war must continue.”
Magu’s travails followed a memo by Malami accusing him of grave malfeasance. He was alleged to have mishandled the recovered loot and sold seized assets to his associates.
He was also alleged to have laundered over N500 billion through a bureau-de-change in Kaduna.
Magu earlier denied the allegations through his lawyers.