How I Became Special Fraud Investigator – EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Friday said that the secret behind his outstanding record as a Special Fraud investigator.
He said that his study of Accounting made him to stand out as an investigator.
Magu made the revelation in Abuja when the President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom and other leaders of the body paid him a courtesy call.
He said: “It is because of my basic knowledge in accounting that made me stand out in special fraud investigations.’
“I thank you for your visit, I promise to support your cause particularly because of the long-standing relationship between the association and the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML).”
On his part, Nzom, who led a delegation of national and state executives of the association, said: ‘‘Very soon, we shall be opening our resource centre. Some people have donated money for us to complete the centre. When it is completed, we would like you to send resource persons, at least once in three months, to train our members in forensic accounting.”
He hailed the appointment of Magu as the acting Chairman of EFCC, describing it as a round peg in a round hole.
He said: “This position is well-deserved. You have been a member of ANAN for nine years and you have been representing the association very well.
“I want to also express my gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it fit to appoint you to this esteemed position. I am highly honoured that you could spare some time with us.
“We congratulate you on your well-deserved appointment. If you did not merit it, you won’t be here. You merited it by your intelligence, your professionalism and your integrity. We are grateful to Mr. President for giving you this opportunity to serve the nation.”
The Secretary to the Commission, Emmanuel Aremo Adegboyega, in his closing remarks, thanked ANAN for the visit.
He urged them to patronize the EFCC Academy for their activities,
He said: “We have facilities at the Academy, where your members can come for training.”