COVID-19: ‘Patience Jonathan, Suswam, others will have their days in court’ – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said suspects of financial crimes will have their days in court after COVID-19 pandemic.

Magu made this known in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Saturday night.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that those undergoing investigation are Patience Jonathan, wife of former President; former governors of Benue state, Gabriel Suswan, Jonah Jang (Plateau), Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano) and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina).

Others are Dr Doyin Okupe, a former aide of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan; Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Ismaila Mustapha; a former GMD, Andrew Yakubu; Senator Adeseye Ogunleye; Air Marshall Adeola Amosu and Senator Seidu Kumo.

The EFCC boss noted that the commission will ensure that none of its ongoing investigations and cases in court will be stopped. He said as the federal government begins to ease the lockdown, the agency will arraign the suspects before different courts to account for their actions.

The EFCC boss said the agency will follow up the cases to a logical conclusion, even though their trials were affected as a result of Coronavirus.

“These suspects will unfailingly have their days in court.”

“As a commission saddled with the power to rid this country of corruption and bring the culprits to book, we are committed to doing just that to make honest and hardworking Nigerians to have faith in themselves and continue to serve their fatherland patriotically and to show the bad eggs that corruption does not pay,” Magu said.

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