The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday re-assured Nigerians that the anti-graft body would not disobey court orders or ‘prosecute’ suspects on pages of Newspapers.
He said the assertion became imperative with the consistent section of the critical segment of the society accusing the commission of disrespecting the court orders issued on former National Security Adbviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
While Dasuki has been granted bail and the right to travel abroad for medical reasons, Kanu was set free by a court in Abuja but the two directives have been disobeyed.
But Magu, in a brief meeting with journalists covering the activities of the commission said the anti-graft panel would always respect court orders.
He said: “We have never had any course to disobey any court order and we will not disobey any. It is not about me, it is about the desire to move this country forward”.
Responding to the criticism against the commission for using the media to try suspects under him, he said, “We are not trying the suspects on the pages of newspapers and we will not use the pages of newspapers to try any suspect.”
He sought for synergy between the media and the commission to ensure the success of the onerous assignment in his hands.