- AGF Abubakar Malami says although his office is investigation the DSS report on EFCC acting chairman Ibrahim Magu, there is no bad blood between the two of them
- Malami says both the Attorney-general's office and the EFCC are committed to the anti-corruption war of President Buhari and collaborate well when necessary
- Malami also confirmed that SGF Babachir is being investigated alongside Magu but said there was no report submitted to the President yet
The Attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice Abubakar Malamii has described as incorrect reports that he or anybody close to him is working against the emergence of Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC.
Vanguard reports that Malami said in a phone conversation on Sunday, January 1 that neither was or government officials in the presidency blocking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman from taking up the position fully.
Malami noted that there was no need for in-fighting when everybody is all on-board with President Muhammad Buhari’s anti-corruption.
He noted that rather than work against Magu, his office works well in concert with the EFCC to ensure that the anti-corruption war remains strong and effective.
“Let me just say that there is no truth whatever in the ongoing claims that we are working against each other. There is absolutely nothing like that,” Malami said.
He however admitted that Magu is being investigating by his office because it was directed to do so by President Buhari following the security report on him by the Department of State Service.
Malami revealed that Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) David Babachir is also under investigation but reports are yet to be submitted to the president about the two investigations.
Recall that reports emerged at the weekend that the president had allegedly sacked Magu as acting EFCC chairman following the unfavourable security report released about him by the DSS.
The presidency has since denied the report, saying it was a mere fabrication.