The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed an attack on the property of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, which resulted in the death of a policeman.
The commission said this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.
The gunmen, whose motive is still unknown, reportedly broke into the farm house at about 10pm on Tuesday, killing a policeman after opening fire on the policemen on call.
This attack is coming after Magu had on Monday, while marking international anti-corruption day, said the anti-graft war is a do or die affair.
According to him, “For us as a country, the fight against corruption is a ‘do or die’ affair; we have to win the battle or die trying.
“The fight against corruption is now a war in which there is a clear line between forces of evil and those of good; between agents of progress and reactionary elements who mean no good.”
When contacted, the FCT PPRO, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, was called to confirm the story, he requested for time to gather details.
According to him, “Please, give me time to make some findings about this.”
But according to the EFCC, the attacked premises is a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja.
The EFCC said although it would not want to speculate about the motive of the attack, it would not be intimidated by anybody as it continues to tackle corruption in the country.
The statement added, “The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second of such attack on the same farmhouse.
“While the commission will not speculate on the motives for the attack or the sponsors, it wishes to state that the EFCC, under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu, will not be deterred in its mission to rid Nigeria of corruption.”
Source: New Nigerian Newspapers