President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night vowed that top government officials accused of corruption would be punished if found culpable.
President Buhari said he has instructed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to investigate allegations of corruption against top government officials.
The president who made this known through his special assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu said;
“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,” said Mr. Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu.
“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,” he added.
Among top government officials accused of corruption are the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, who failed a Senate confirmation on Thursday after the country’s secret police said he had enriched himself while pretending to fight corruption.
Also accused of corruption is the Secretary to the Federal Government who was accused of enriching himself at the expense of Boko Haram victims.