Magu Says he will Investigate Kwankwaso as he Evades Repeated Questions on Gandujegate
Mr. Ibrahim Magu said he would investigate a 2015 petition against Kwankwaso as he dodges repeated questions on whether he would investigate the Gandujegate videos.
During a question and and answer session at a lecture entitled “Taming Corruption in Africa” he delivered at Queen Mary University of London today, 23/11/2018, the EFCC boss was drilled by Bulama Bukarti, a Human Rights and Anti-Corruption advocate.
Bulama began by telling the EFCC chairman that fighting corruption is all about sending a message of zero tolerance to Nigerians and the international community. And that as it is now, the perception the EFCC has created before Nigerians and the international community is that the commission is only fighting opposition politicians in the name of fighting corruption.
Mr. Bulama queried Mr. Magu as to why the EFCC refused to investigate a 2015 against former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, which Mr. Bukarti forwarded to the commission on behalf some Kano pensioners since 30th May, 2015. He then reminded the EFCC chairman of the videos going round alleging to show Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe in dollars.
He told Magu “You were reported by Premium Times yesterday as saying you wouldn’t investigate Ganduje because he is a sitting governor who has immunity, but you investigated governor Fayose while he was a governor.”
In response, Mr. Magu evaded the question on Gandujegate videos and said “Give me the petition against Kwankwaso. I investigate it… Give it to me now.”
When Bulama pressed further saying “would you equally commit here and now that you would investigate Ganduje’s videos and let Nigeria know whether they are genuin”, Mr. Ibrahim Magu dodged the question again by retorting “Look, we will investigate anybody if there is allegation against them.”