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Ozekhome Testifies Against EFCC’s Magu, Submits Video Evidence




Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel probing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the administration of Ibrahim Magu.

During the session, which lasted about hours, Ozekhome submitted six exhibits, including two video clips and some documents.

He testified about the alleged leadership failures of Magu and the investigative deficiencies of the anti-graft agency.

Confirming his appearance to the Punch, Mike Ozekhome said he made recommendations to the panel on the need for the EFCC to be more professional and engage less in “media trial.”

On the evidence he submitted, the senior lawyer said they were two videos as well as a letter he wrote to the then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Ozekhome said: “My N75m was seized by Magu and his goons despite the fact that it was my legal fees. I went to court and defeated them; so, I have nothing to prove.

“All I did at the panel was to tender some documents and some CDs, which contained videos. One of them is a video where I was given a standing ovation at an event where I advised Magu on how to fight corruption. It was about telling them not to do a one-sided anti-graft war, where you arrest activists and leave those in government.

“I also tendered a letter dated May 2017, which I wrote to the then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. In the letter, I raised 12 questions as to where the recovered loot and property were and if the property had been sold, to who and for how much.”

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