Human rights lawyer and activist, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has told the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to convince Nigerians that the Buhari government is serious about the war against corruption by arraigning and jailing a serving minister or any other Buhari appointee indicted of graft.
It would be Magu’s best way to demonstrate that the federal government was really earnest in fighting corruption, Mr. Ozekhome said on Tuesday when Magu also charged judges to fight against corruption through their work.
Mr. Magu was a guest at a special event organised by the Federal High Court in honour of retirees of the court, including the former Chief Judge of FHC, Justice Ibrahim Auta, and he urged judges to play their parts in their individual capacity to ensure that corruption was eradicated from the country.
But Ozekhome responded, while delivering his own remarks at the same event, saying Magu’s stride in the fight against corruption would be totally convincing if the anti-graft agency arraigned indicted former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachair Lawal or any serving minister for corruption.
“Put one person in your government in prison over corruption, then you would have proved and demonstrated the seriousness of the fight,” he stated.