MAGU UNABLE TO SUBMIT DEFENCE TO PANEL, SAYS COUNSEL

Written by on July 24, 2020

SUSPENDED ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISION (EFCC), MR. IBRAHIM MAGU, THURSDAY APPEARED BEFORE THE JUSTICE AYO SALAMI-LED PRESIDENTIAL PANEL PROBING ALLEGATIONS OF FINANCIAL INFRACTION AGAINST HIM, BUT THE PANEL DID NOT ATTEND TO HIM.

MAGU’S COUNSEL, WAHAB SHITTU, CONFIRMED THAT MAGU WAS BEFORE THE PANEL TO DEFEND THE 21-POINT ALLEGATIONS PREFERRED AGAINST HIM BY THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, ABUBAKAR MALAMI.

THIS COMES AS A HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, AGOZIE BENEDICT OKONKWO, HAS BERATED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGAINST CORRUPTION (PACAC), PROFESSOR ITSE SAGAY AND MAGU’S COUNSEL, TOSIN OJAOMO, OVER THEIR CRITICISM OF THE MINISTER.

QUEST GATHERED THAT MAGU WENT TO THE PANEL WITH HIS LEAD COUNSEL AND SENIOR LAWYER, SHITTU, AND WAITED FROM 12PM TO 7PM BUT WAS NOT ATTENDED TO.

THE PANEL HAD PREVIOUSLY REFUSED TO ACCEPT MAGU’S SUBMISSIONS.


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