Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said the commission has recorded 113 convictions between January and June 2017. Magu said this on Friday while talking to stakeholders at an interactive meeting, according to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren. Magu said despite obstacles faced in ensuring justice, corruption in the society will not be spared.
“We will not fail to bring to book those who have corruptly stolen our commonwealth and thereafter organise to destabilise the anti-corruption initiatives.
“I will not relent, I will fight for the interest of our citizens and our children’s future,” he said.Magu reiterated his position that corruption is at the root of recent separatist agitations in parts of the country. Also, Malachy Ugwumadu, president of the committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), described the anti-corruption fight as a class struggle and war that must be won by the people. “This is a class struggle between the political elites and those of us fighting to rescue the soul of our society.
“The battle may be lost if we don’t reorganise and focus on the people who seem confused due to manipulation by the corrupt few,” Ugwumadu reportedly said.