Sambo Dasuki is being detained in line with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which gives the prosecution the powers to apply to the court for extension of detention period, according to a statement made by Ibrahim Magu during his controversial screening by the Senate today, 15th of March, 2017.
“At times in the course of interrogation, some facts do come up that would require further investigation. We don’t detain people unnecessarily” Mr. Magu stated.
He further state that the EFCC will focus on prevention of corruption and that there was need for the understanding that “change must begin with us”.
Magu who was later rejected by the senate said there is a link between corruption and the country’s present economic challenges.
He reiterated that the EFCC is determined to ensure an enabling environment and that the judiciary is key to the fight against corruption.
He concluded that they must ensure the elimination of unnecessary bottlenecks in the trial of suspects.