EFCC Chairman: Ibrahim Magu ‘Runs’ To China

By Ikenga Chronicles September 9, 2017

EFCC Chairman: Ibrahim Magu ‘Runs’ To China

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has extended his anti-corruption war to China while asking for assistance.

Magu made the plea while receiving a Director at Vice-Minister Level in the Office of the Central Leading Group for Inspection Tours of the Communist Party of China (CPC), L.I. Xiaohong.

He described the visit as “a gateway” for expanding the operations of the EFCC.

He said: “We are committed and willing to cooperate with you, and we seek your assistance, particularly in the area of capacity building, training of personnel, and combating advance fee fraud, internet fraud, and theft of petroleum products.

“I want to use this opportunity to seek your assistance in identifying and recovering proceeds of corruption stashed away in China.

“We need to have synergy so that even when China has any problem in its embassy here in Nigeria, the EFCC will swiftly tackle the issue without waiting for protocols, because ‘delay is dangerous’”.

Magu said the partnership with China in fighting corruption in Nigeria would also extend to the oil and gas industry.

He said: “We have noticed that some Chinese are getting involved in oil theft. Some of them have been caught in the act and are currently facing trial.

“We are calling on the delegation to collaborate with us so we can check such vices, as this will help both countries.”

Xiaohong, who led a delegation to the EFCC headquarters, said China would assist Nigeria in its anti-graft war.

He asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to kick corruption out of Nigeria.