The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, dragged before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for allegedly failing to declare his assets.
Naija News recalls that Magu, for the past three weeks has been questioned by a presidential panel over allegations of gross misconduct re-looting of recovered assets.
However, an exclusive source to the Cable said that Magu would be arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which handles the cases of public officials who fail to declare their assets.His lawyer has denied the allegation that he did not declare his assets.
In a statement Wahab Shittu, his lawyer, issued on his behalf, Magu described the allegation of not declaring his assets as “gross misrepresentation and blatant falsehood”.
Magu who was accused by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, described the allegations levelled against him as a plan to tarnish his image despite the “commendable” achievements of the EFCC under his leadership.
The suspended EFCC boss in a response obtained by Premium Times accused the Minister of Justice of interfering with investigations, recovery and management of recovered assets.
He further stated that the office of the AGF has been “less cooperative and supportive” of the process of assets recovery. He accused the AGF’s office of being “laidback” “particularly in cases of extradition.”
Magu added that the Minister of Justice has not given him the opportunity to respond to any of the allegations against him before setting up the presidential panel to investigate him.
He also refuted the allegation that he turned down the request of the Minister of Finance who sought clarification in respect of recovered funds.