Magu made the statement when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Ngozi .P Emehelu on Monday March 26,2018 at the State High court Enugu.
“We are here to thank you for all your support and also solicit for more knowing that we are not above board and will constantly need directions and guidance in the work we do.” He said.
He stressed that the judiciary was responsible for the Commission’s achievement so far and that for anything to be done successfully in the future, the support of the judiciary is still highly needed.
“ We know we are not above board neither do we claim monopoly of knowledge but we seek for not just your support but that of Nigerians to do the needful so that the country will move on positively.
Replying , Justice Emehelu expressed delight at having the EFCC boss whom she described as a formidable and hardworking man at the high court saying that the judiciary was poised to support EFCC in its commendable efforts at eradicating corruption from the country.
“ It is not in doubt that EFCC is in the forefront in the fight against Economic Crimes and Corruption and this responsibility is really quite enormous,yet the Commission has recorded successes.”Emehelu stated.
On the relationship between the Commission and the judiciary she further said ; “ The work we do and yours are very similar because they are service and public oriented jobs that calls for closer synergy between not just the EFCC and the judiciary but also among other law enforcement agencies. We are ready and willing to support you but on the basis of mutual respect,”
Citing the judiciary as the balance between the legislature and executive, Justice Emehelu said the need for speedy trial of criminal cases cannot be over-emphasized and that the judiciary was committed to effective justice delivery and speedy dispensation of cases.
Speaking later to the staff of the Enugu Zonal office, the Acting Executive Chairman urged them to see their work at the Commission as a call from God to serve humanity saying that it was not an accident that out of millions of Nigerians, they were destined to be staff of EFCC.
He advised the staff to always seek to learn from their superiors because nobody is a repository of knowledge and that they should never involved themselves in any underhanded dealings which will put the commission in bad light. In his own word; “ You must be committed to your work and not mind the temptations because we will not spare anyone who is corrupt, you cannot be fighting corruption and be corrupt.” He warned.
Magu’s official working visit to the South East zone commenced on Saturday March 24,2018 with a meeting with members of the EFCC/CSO/Labour Coalition at the zonal office,Independence Layout,Enugu.