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Presidential Panel Snubs Magu As Suspended EFCC Boss Awaits Allegation

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Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday failed to get copies of the allegations against him by Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Naija News understands that waited for about nine hours to get copies of the allegation despite pleading with the Presidential Investigation Committee to make the allegations available to him.

It was gathered that Ibrahim Magu arrived at the venue of the panel at about 9.30 am and left at about 7.15 pm without opening his defence.

A source discloses that the panel was not aware that Magu was at the venue of the sitting of the panel.

Wahab Shittu, Magu’s lawyer, said: “We are waiting on the panel to release the list of allegations against Magu. We came to the venue of the panel with the determination to open our defence but we have not got the copies of the allegations.

“We were civil in our approach. We have a lot of respect for the Chairman of the Presidential Investigation Committee, Justice Isa Ayo Salami (Rtd. PCA), we appeal to him and other members to assist us with the allegations.

“We are not opposed to the probe. But we want the list of the allegations against him by Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

“It is when we have the allegations that we will be able to respond appropriately. So far, Magu has not been able to testify before the panel. We want fair hearing, we want justice

“It was around after 7 pm that we were told that Salami committee was not aware that Magu came to the venue to begin his defence.

“My appeal to the panel, on behalf of my client, is to ensure fair hearing for all. They should oblige us the copies of the allegations.”

“I think there was a communication gap between the panel and Magu. The investigation committee will hear from Magu,” a top source told The Nation.

Source: Naija News

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