Magu reveals Nigeria will extradite ‘18-high-profile looters’ soon/ Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed Nigeria would soon repatriate ’18-high profile looters’ from abroad to face corruption trials in the country.

The anti-graft agency’s boss disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

According to him, the measure is a further indication of the EFFC’s continued readiness to go after those who have mismanaged the country’s resources for personal interests.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had during his meeting with British Prime Minister, Borris Johnson on Monday, appealed to Britain to join his government’s fight against corruption by ensuring those who siphoned the country’s funds are sent back home to face their trial.

Reacting to the President’s request, Magu said such call has demonstrated the present administration’s zero-tolerance for corruption.

Magu said: “The request of President Muhammadu Buhari in London for the extradition of alleged looters is just the beginning of the fight against corruption in Nigeria. We are going to extradite more Nigerians to come and face trial in Nigeria.

“We will repatriate all looters hiding anywhere in the world. I think there are about 18 of them, I mean high-profile looters.

“The fight against corruption has just started I am telling you. It will be renewed this year. It is going to be vigorous.”

He went on to dismiss speculations that his non-confirmation as EFCC boss would not affect the fight against graft in the country.

The anti-graft agency boss added” “I feel great. I am not worried. It is God that appoints and does otherwise. If God says you are holding a position, whether you are confirmed or unconfirmed when it is your time to leave you will leave. I believe very much in that.”