Popular human right lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has described the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as a man of integrity.
Ozekhome said this at the national anti-corruption summit in Abuja on Monday, March 27, 2017.
He said Magu showed a large heart by inviting him to the summit despite seizing his money.
In February, the EFCC got an order of a high court to freeze Ozekhome’s account which had in it N75m.
The anti-graft agency alleged that the money was the proceed of an unlawful activity.
In spite of his brush with the EFCC, Ozekhome described Magu as a “great guy”.
“Magu’s EFCC seized my money, but still invited me to this summit. That shows a large heart,” he said.
“I have known Magu since 1997. He is a man of integrity.”
The lawyer said corruption was the 37th state in the country, describing it as the “largest and wealthiest”.