Kanuri Collective Agenda, KCA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, for attempting to drag the reputation of the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu to the mud.
Recall that Malami had written Buhari, recommending Magu’s sack over alleged diversion of recovered loot, insubordination and misconduct, among others.
But a close associate of the EFCC boss reportedly said he actually lodged N543 billion in the Recovery Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, exceeding the disclosed figures by N39 billion.
Reacting to the allegation, KCA, in a statement by its spokesman, Malam Waziri Ibrahim, said: “By making such weighty allegation against Magu, the Justice Minister has only succeeded in telling the opposition and the international community that Buhari’s anti-corruption war is a farce because the champion of the anti-graft war is corruption-personified.
“Magu’s anti-corruption war has earned national and international accolades for this administration, which Malami has rubbished with his memo to the President. Malami has provided the opposition with enough weapons to attack the President and his administration. Indeed, even the opposition could not have made such damning allegation against Magu because no one could have believed them in view of his unblemished records.
“But when such allegation is coming from a key member of the administration who is believed to have insider knowledge of the key actors in government, the public may be inclined to believe such allegation. So, Malami has provided the opposition parties with weapons to rubbish Buhari’s anti-corruption war and take his administration to the cleaners.”
”If Malami is not happy with President Buhari’s administration, it will be more honourable for him to resign rather than engage in media attacks on the reputation of the entire administration. In business disputes, he offers unsolicited opinions as if he is a court of law. Now, he feels that sacking Magu will make him the most powerful official in Buhari’s cabinet.”
Culled from Vanguard