We are all in the system, it’s a dog eat dog – Magu 

Ibrahim Magu, The suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who was released on bail.

Also on the directive of the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against him, has said that the allegations were fabricated and his detention a case of dog-eat-dog.

Magu said this, on Wednesday, when he was released that the job of the Anti-graft is a risky job of fighting against corrupt persons.

Magu stated this while speaking with The Nation hours after his release from detention.

He expressed shock at the allegations, which he claimed were trumped-up to tarnish his image.

“They are nonsense. They are mere trump up allegations to tarnish my image and that of the EFCC. I did not steal or divert or convert funds to private use. I read the allegations and I was shocked.

“What I have gone through is a case of dog eats dog but I see it as one of those risks of the job… we must not give up in any way,” Magu said.

He also thanked Nigerians for their support and vowed that “whether I am EFCC Chairman or not, the anti-corruption war must continue.”

Magu was released 10 days after he was picked up by men of the Department of State Services (DSS), to face the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel over allegations of embezzlement and corruption.