Suspended and released Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has shared his optimism that the fight against corruption will continue even if he were removed from the commission.
Magu made this statement in his first public speech after been released from nine days detention.
Magu asked Nigerians to own the war against corruption, which President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to eradicate.
He lamented that what he went through was one of the risks of the job saying that all the allegations “flying around” were to tarnish his image and that of EFCC.
“For me, I will forever wage war against corruption. I urge Nigerians to continue to support the fight against corruption.
“They should not give up on the fight because corruption kills a nation faster than any other thing.
“It is not a personal fight. Whether I am EFCC Chairman or not, the anti-corruption war must continue.
“What I have gone through is a case of dog eats dog but I see it as one of those risks of the job. But we must not give up in any way.
“On the allegations against me, they are nonsense. They are mere trump up allegations to tarnish my image and that of the EFCC. I did not steal or divert or convert funds to private use. I read the allegations and I was shocked.
“I thank Nigerians for their support, they should not be discouraged. I am happy to be back, I believe the war against corruption is winnable,” Magu said