Mr. Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

EFCC set to extradite all looters hiding outside Nigeria ─Magu

* Speaks on his alleged non-confirmation by Senate since 2015

Isola Moses

In a repeated effort at curtailing official corruption and financial crimes, Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that no less than 18 high-profile treasury looters hiding in different parts of the world will be extradited soon.

Magu, Independent reports, told journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital, Tuesday, January 21, that “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 bring back all the looters who are hiding outside this country. The fight against corruption has just started I am telling you.

“It will be renewed this year. It is going to be vigorous,” he declared.

Speaking on his non-confirmation as the substantive EFCC Chairman since he was appointed in 2015, he commented: “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,” Magu posited.

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