The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday said its investigation of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not based on personal motive.
The acting chairman of the anti graft agency, Ibrahim Magu stated while speaking with newsmen after receiving the Outstanding Leadership in Public Service award from the Euro Knowledge Group at EFCC’s headquaters in Abuja.
According to Magu, the commission only invites people it suspects of corruption-related crimes.
Magu said in response to questions on whether Saraki was being targeted, ”No it is not personal, we are not after anybody. His case is not different from other individuals that are being investigated.”
”The EFCC does not pursue people who do not have corruption cases. If you are not corrupt, we do not invite you. If you are not a 419 or internet fraudster, we would never invite you.
”We do our homework very well. Sometimes we conduct our investigations for up to six months, we have been investigating people for more than five years.
”Corruption is a national disaster, every Nigerian should fight corruption, whether you are in Nigeria or outside the country. You remove corruption, you eradicate disaster. All these banditries and Boko Haram, the root is corruption,” he said.
The EFCC recently opened two investigations on the Senate president and on Sunday marked some properties at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos allegedly belonging him.