Suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said he has no plans to initiate legal actions against the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for detaining him.
Magu in a statement by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, said he has accepted his fate in good faith and would cooperate with the retired Justice Ayo Salami Panel that is investigating his activities at the Commission.
The statement reads, “Our client undertakes to cooperate fully with the Salami panel by making available to the panel formal response to the allegations against him in the social media platforms and newspapers since he has not been formally served with copies of the allegations against him by the panel. Our client strongly appeals for a fair-minded probe proceedings against him including an open mind by the Nigerian people until the probe process is completed.
“Our client acknowledges the widely respected integrity of Mr President and chairman of the probe panel, Hon Justice Ayo salami (Rtd), and is hopeful that the truth in his case will ultimately prevail. Our client urges Nigerians and the international community to continue to support the current administration’s quest to rid our society against graft.
“Our client takes his current travail with philosophical calmness without bitterness in the belief that no one is above the law, that no matter how big anyone is, the law is bigger. Our client pleads that no publication be attributed to him without clearance from him directly or his counsel on record.
“Our client will never be a party to any derogatory comments against this administration which he considers himself to be an integral part of, and the President he respects so much.
“Our client is not contemplating any legal proceedings against this government that has given him an opportunity to serve and for which he retains uncommon respect and admiration mainly because of the commitment of the administration to the anti-corruption crusade which he shares with passion.”