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President Buhari Orders Investigation Of Magu, SGF Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered investigation of top government officials accused of corruption.

The presidency disclosed this in Abuja in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity

According to the statement, 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, the presidency said.

Although, the statement did not mention any specific officials, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft EFCC have both been accused of corruption.

Mr. Lawal was indicted by the Senate of making millions of naira of public funds from non-executed contracts in the troubled north-east using one of his companies. The Senate has since asked for his suspension and prosecution, although he has denied any wrongdoing.

Mr. Magu’s confirmation as substantive chairman was rejected by the Senate last week. The Senate based its decision on a “security report” said to have emanated from the State Security Service, SSS.

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