Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, January 21, said that 18 high profiled looters will soon be extradited to different parts of the world to answer corruption charges.
Magu who disclosed that the fight against corruption will be renewed this year revealed the anti-graft agency will also be bringing back looters hiding outside the country.
He told reporters in Ilorin;
“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.”
On the EFCC victimizing Bukola Saraki with the recent investigation against him, Magu said;
“Kwara is one of the oldest states in the country. It deserves the headquarters of the EFCC. There was a time there were 12 states in Nigeria and Ilorin was a state capital of Kwara.
“You should be protesting why EFCC was not brought here earlier. Not because of an individual, far from that. ”
Commenting on not being confirmed as the substantive chairman of the EFCC after his appointment in 2015, he said;
“I feel great. I am not worried. It is Gods 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.”