There are some “powerful forces” who would want Ibrahim Magu dead, following his suspension as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a lawyer has alleged.
Olusegun Bamgbose said Magu has secrets that may shake Nigeria’s foundation and make many heads to roll.
“The directive to thoroughly investigate Magu by the Presidency is commendable,” said Bamgbose, who is also the National Coordinator of the Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), in a chat with Daily Post.
“The truth, however, is that if Magu decides to open up, many heads will roll and the nation may explode. Magu has secrets that may shake the whole nation.
”Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of Magu who’s facing allegations of corruption.
Continuing, Bamgbose said: “There are some powerful forces, who at this juncture, will want Magu dead, than live to recount details of his experience as EFCC Chairman.
“His life is in grave danger. I’ll urge President Buhari to order him to be placed under house arrest with full security,” he went on.
“If Magu decides to split the beans and open the can of worms, the nation will quake. I see powerful forces scheming to do away with him.
”The legal practitioner added that the suspended EFCC boss “should be charged to court and if found guilty, he should be sent to jail.”
“This will act as a deterrent to others, that the fight against corruption is real. Nobody is above the law. All hands must be on deck to stem the tide of corruption in Nigeria.”