Wahab Shittu, the lawyer to the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday noted that his client has never admitted to the allegations levelled against him.
Shittu in a statement released on Tuesday, dismissed the report that the embattled EFCC boss confessed to the panel that he was overzealous as EFCC chairman and begged for mercy.
“At no time did Magu admit to guilt to the allegations, the subject matter of the inquiry. Indeed the only thing going for Magu is the conviction of his innocence.”
“A member of the panel had cause to inquire from me whether I am convinced that the panel will do justice to my client.”
“I responded in the affirmative and I hope my optimism of the justice of the process at the end will not be illusory.”
He called on commentators in the public space to comment based on facts and law as Nigerians wait on the Ayo Salami panel to pass judgement.
The lawyer argued that the preoccupation of the inquiry is to reveal the truth without grandstanding, sensationalism, dramatisation or any attempt at coloration of the truth.
Source: Naija News