Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of intimidating governors â€œfor no just causeâ€.
Yari, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said he intended to report Magu to the federal government.
The chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum accused the commission of not â€œtidying its workâ€ before going to court and that all it wanted was for Nigerians to know it had invited a governor or that one former governor was arrested.
Yari denied an EFCC allegation that parts of the Paris Club loan refund were diverted from the NGFâ€™s account on his instruction.
The anti-graft agency had also alleged that N500m from the fund was diverted to offset Yariâ€™s personal loan obtained from the First Generation Mortgage Bank Limited.
But Yari said it was all lies.
â€œI am going to write to the federal government that enough is enough; that either the EFCC should do its work or we should â€˜do showdownâ€™ with them (EFCC) because nobody became governor to be intimidated, to be harassed, to be abused by a DCP, he said.
â€œYou canâ€™t fight corruption that way and forever, they (EFCC) will not achieve anything.
â€œIn the case of my humble self, I have no idea why the EFCC is actually interested in the issue of the London Paris Club refund. It has been on this since inception up till now. It has been repeating, contradicting so many things especially about personalities.
â€œSo, if there is anything wrong there, it should approach the person whom it suspects did something wrong, and not to be making noise about it. I challenge the chairman of EFCC to open up and say if he has ever come to me and interviewed me about what happened.
â€œWe didnâ€™t commit any fraud. I am not a signatory to that account but I am the head. So, it is what governors agree that I, as chairman, append my signature on. So now, they are saying $86m fraud, N19bn fraud, $3m hotel; which one do we believe?â€ he asked.