PANEL INVESTIGATING MAGU TO SUBMIT REPORT THIS WEEK

Written by on August 10, 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS GIVEN THE JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY SET UP TO INVESTIGATE THE SUSPENDED ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, IBRAHIM MAGU,  AN ULTIMATUM TO SUBMIT ITS REPORT LATEST NEXT WEEK GOING BY THE TERMS OF REFERENCE.

THE DOCUMENT TITLED, ‘INSTRUMENT CONSTITUTING A JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF IBRAHIM MAGU, THE AG. CHAIRMAN OF THE EFCC FOR ALLEGED ABUSE OF OFFICE AND MISMANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOVERED ASSETS AND FINANCES FROM MAY 2015 TO MAY 2020’, HAD 45 DAYS TO COMPLETE BY THE PANEL.

THE PRESIDENT  SINGLE-HANDEDLY PICKED SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE PANEL, INCLUDING A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL, JUSTICE AYO SALAMI (NORTH-CENTRAL); DEPUTY INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MICHAEL OGBEZI (SOUTH-SOUTH); A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, MUHAMMAD BABADOKO (NORTH-CENTRAL); AND HASSAN ABDULLAHI FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (NORTH-CENTRAL).

WHILE MUHAMMAD SHAMSUDEEN FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION (NORTH-WEST), DOUGLAS EGWEME FROM THE NIGERIAN FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT (SOUTH-EAST), AND KAZEEM ATITEBI (SOUTH-WEST), THE SECRETARY WERE PART OF THE CHOSEN PANEL.

WHILE THE COMMISSION IS EXPECTED TO SUBMIT ITS REPORT ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 19, 2020.

IT WAS ALSO LEARNT THAT THOUGH THE PRESIDENT RECOMMENDED A PUBLIC SITTING, THE COMMISSION LED BY SALAMI HAD BEEN HOLDING ITS ACTIVITIES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.


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