Magu Avoids Questions on Ganduje Bribe Video

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Monday failed to answer a question on corruption allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.

In different videos that went viral, Ganduje was allegedly captured collecting kickbacks from contractors.

A journalist on Monday asked the anti-graft czar to speak on the issue but he responded, “Next question please”.

This comes as critics of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration  have accused anti-corruption agencies of refusing to act on the videos because Ganduje is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the press conference, Magu listed the many successes of the commission since he was appointed in 2015.

He also said the agency is seeking to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, because the UK authorities failed to take legal action against her.

“It has taken so long and it is very unreasonable that she is not being tried there,” he said.

“So, we are tired of waiting and that was why I said if you cannot prosecute her, bring her and we will prosecute her. There is no prosecution going on in the UK.

“We are involved in the investigation in this country and outside the country including America and London. I have been there. We have worked and sat together. We cannot wait endlessly. I think three years and above is sufficient for you to take her to court. There is no court process against her in the UK. Nobody is prosecuting her there.”

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