Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that “Alhaji Magu is doing a good job as the head of the EFCC, but he should keep the 5th columnists at arms length. He should not eat with them even with the longest spoon.
Okorocha, who disclosed this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, stated that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu should be mindful of those behind the drama over his Certificate of Return have not gone to sleep, but have continued to spread their dragnets or tentacles.
Sam Onwuemeodo continued by saying “If you ask us, we won’t join issues with the EFCC as an Institution and with Alhaji Magu as an individual. Investigating individuals, governments, institutions etc, is part of the Commission’s own rules of engagement and nobody should prevent them or begrudge them for doing that. We only pray that the Commission should not allow undue infiltration.
“Good enough, both Alhaji Magu and Mr. Imam never accused the governor of mismanagement or diversion, looking at the Contents of their Press Conferences. They confirmed that the Commission is in Custody of the money. Out of the N8billion they quoted, they also confirmed that N7.9billion is what they blocked. Then, what is Owelle’s case? And the governor is not owing salary.”
“Mr. Imam also threw a kite which could not fly when he told his audience that if not for their timely intervention, over N5billion would have allegedly been deployed in vote-buying by Okorocha’s administration.
“How he arrived at that conclusion is what he never said. In other words, he believed what the petitioners wrote. Since investigation is still on, perhaps, at the end of it, the truth will become clearer, especially when the incident happened long before the 2019 elections.