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Magu not above the law —Presidency

*Panel sitting continues today

The Presidency has declared that the probe of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with the panel sitting continuing today, has proved the administration’s affirmation that nobody under the present administration is above scrutiny.

A presidency source stressed that the investigation of the EFCC boss was to reinforce the Buhari administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

The source affirmed that the holder of an elevated office such as the chairman of the EFCC must be above suspicion, and that the probe, over which Magu has been detained overnight was meant to give him the opportunity to clear himself of the allegations.

The source said: “The panel investigating allegations against Acting 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
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.”

Written by ExpressDay

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