By Adenike Lucas
An investigation has been launched into the allegation of corruption made against top government officials in Nigeria.
The senate rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, due to an indicting report written by the Department State Security, DSS.
An interim report by senior lawmakers indicted Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. Engr. Lawar was accused of benefiting from public funded contracts and not executing them.
The allegations was made by the Senator representing Kogi West and supported by several of his colleagues.
Garba Shehu, a senior adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity said the Attorney General of the Federation has been instructed by the President to “investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong doing.”
In a statement titled, “PRESIDENT BUHARI WILL WAGE A RELENTLESS WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION,” Mr Shehu said “The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration.”
“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing. If any of them are liable they will not escape prosecution.”
Meanwhile the editor of Denisaurus has published a series of expose provided by core staff of the anti-graft commission about their rejected boss, Mr Magu.