The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday tactically refused to comment on the property allegedly acquired by the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, in Dubai. The question about the propriety of Buratai, as a career public servant, to acquire property in foreign country has dominated public discussions in recent time, with the army chief claiming that he procured the asset through savings.
Magu attended a workshop on corruption in Abuja on Tuesday, but was accosted while exiting the event venue by journalists, who sought to know what his agency was doing on Buratai’s case. The EFCC boss, who listened to the journalists’ questions, smiled and suddenly jumped into his car when a journalist asked what his agency was doing about the Buratai case. His driver sped off immediately.
In his address at the workshop, Magu expressed discomfort about the attitude of lawyers, who he said constitute major “impediment to what we are doing.”