Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has ordered the reopening of the case of Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State.
The case is bordering on the alleged misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N100 billion during the tenure of the former Rivers State governor from 1999 to 2007.
Magu said Odili had been evading investigation by securing a perpetual injunction barring the agency from investigating him.
Addressing newsmen after a visit to the commission’s Port Harcourt office in the Rivers State capital, Magu said the court judgment cannot stand.
The anti-graft agency chairman noted that the commission would get a favourable verdict from the Supreme Court to further continue the investigation on Odili.
“I think Rivers is the next to Lagos in terms of crime.
“This is the headquarter of money laundering because there is a lot of oil money here.
“I think you can rate Port Harcourt the second to maybe Lagos, maybe because of the large space of oil deals. Nothing is going to stop us.
“Even the issue of the court order allegedly obtained by Dr Peter Odili and co to stop the EFCC from investigation and prosecution is still at the Supreme Court.
“We are on it. I am telling you that, that judgement cannot stand.
“It will only take some time but it cannot hold and we are going to conclude the investigation,” Magu stated.