Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has no ambition to become Governor of his state, Borno State.
Magu was reacting to a news item by an online medium.
The report alleged that Magu was keen on pursuing the ambition, to seek “protection from arrest following a series of exposé that would lead to his conviction”.
But Magu, through Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, said that the report was concocted and barefaced lies.
“The report is false, malicious and an affront on Mr. Magu’s professional integrity.
“The EFCC chair, who was recently named chairman of heads of anti -corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa, has been exemplary in the discharge of his duties as anti-graft czar and does not need protection from forces which exist only in the fecund imagination of the publisher of the online news portal.
“Moreover, the disingenuous attempt to dress Magu in the garb of a politician is the height of mischief in fiction writing. Mr. Magu is not a politician, and is not nursing any governorship ambition.
“The EFCC chair who said he has taken notice of the consist campaign of calumny against his person by the online platform, disclosed that he has briefed his lawyers to initiate legal action against the news medium, and all others who published the libellous report,” he said.