‘Please Arrest My Children If They Are Found Guilty Of Corruption’- President Buhari Begs EFCC
President Buhari has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe his children if they are found guilty of corruption. Buhari also said he would not forgive the anti-graft agency if it refuses to probe any case of corruption levelled against his children.
According to Information Nigeria, the strong anti-corruption stance of the President was what inspired the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, when he was a school boy.
This was revealed in book about the President titled: Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria. An excerpt of the book reads:
“On numerous occasions, Buhari has urged public officials to do their duty without fear or favour.
He has also tried to inspire younger generations to regard public service as an honest calling. “For example, the current acting head of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu was a schoolboy in Borno when Buhari was military governor in 1975.
Buhari gave a talk to a group of boys that included Magu and urged them to do their best. “Magu was inspired and became a professional policeman.
“In 2015, Buhari asked Magu to head the EFCC, a dangerous job if done well.
By mid-May 2016, Magu had secured 143 convictions of corrupt officials.”
President Buhari recently admitted that it is not easy to lead 180 million Nigerians.