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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raised the alarm over antics of some few elements in the social media, employing desperate plots of blackmail, and smear campaigns against the successful war being fought against corrupt practices by the Commission and its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The EFCC said in a statement on Wednesday that its attention had been drawn to such antics and smear campaigns being employed by unscrupulous elements againt Magu.
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to the antics of some few elements in the social media, employing desperate antics of blackmail, and smear campaigns against the successful war being fought against corrupt practices by the Commission and its courageous Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
“As a law enforcement agency, the EFCC has enough facts about the sponsors of such insidious campaigns. It is an unflattering fact that corruption will always fight back and the Commission is not surprised that such a campaign could be coming from some overseas-based, politically-exposed and disgraced elements being investigated for unnerving acts of corruption,” the EFCC said.
According to the body, for his courage, consistence and never-say-die spirit, Magu, would undoubtedly, have a tribe of hard critics, cynics and bitter foes.
“However, it is uncharitable to link him with the ownership of some buildings belonging to other individuals with verifiable addresses. It is even ridiculous to allege that he shied away from being served a fictitious writ of summons over a matter long decided by the Judiciary.
“The Commission finds every unfounded claim against it and its helmsman, as desperate backlash from disreputable elements suffering its uncompromising works against corrupt practices. We are not worried about such retrograde moves. Members of the public only need to ignore tendencies aimed at blackmailing the EFCC and its workforce,” it said.
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