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Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that his removal was a result of corruption fighting back.
Magu said this at an award ceremony held in his honour by the Northern Female Students Association on Sunday in Abuja.
“I am a victim of corruption fighting back, but I am happy that recent events are revealing the truth to Nigerians,’’ he said.
He was represented by his son, Mohammad-Saeed Ibrahim-Magu at the occasion.
The former EFCC acting chairman thanked the association for bestowing upon him the accolade of “achiever per excellence” and expressed his happiness at receiving the honour.
Magu was said to have been picked for the prize because of his commitment to national service, according to Aisha Nasir, spokesperson for the union.
“The anti-corruption fight in Nigeria is a binding moral duty that requires seeing beyond political affiliations or preferences,” she said.
“Love him or hate him, Ibrahim Magu took the anti-corruption fight to uncharted levels that many people thought could never be attained.
“Magu attracted continental and global commendations for tackling what had been described as the leading factor hindering growth and development of African nations and economies.”