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CCB To Charge Suspended EFCC Boss Magu Over Failed Declaration of Accounts




The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) may charge the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for failing to declare some accounts on his Asset Declaration Form.

Naija News reports that the CCB had invited the embattled Ibrahim Magu for questioning for failing to properly declare his assets.

The invitation handed to Magu by the CCB was contained in a letter dated November 2, 2020, with reference number CCB/HQ/II&M/007/2093.

Magu was expected to appear before the anti-corruption agency on November 17, 2020.

The document said the suspended EFCC Chairman was asked to come along with acknowledgement copies of all asset declaration forms since joining the public service as well as his payslips and land documents.

In the letter, the embattled Magu was addressed as ‘former chairman’ of the EFCC even though he had not yet been officially sacked.

But Magu refused to appear before the CCB, explaining to the bureau that he is unable to access his office for the requested documents.

He also wrote a letter to the Chairman of the defunct Presidential panel, Justice Ayo Salami, who investigated him, and informed him of his CCB probe and his inability to access the documents.

Speaking to The Punch, a top source stated that the suspended EFCC chairman should have at least honoured the invitation first and then explained his challenges in person.

He said, “There are some accounts which we discovered that Magu did not declare. In this age of BVN, there are things that you cannot hide. Also, the CCB has copies of his asset declaration forms which have been matched with the discovered accounts.

`”It is obvious that Magu did not declare them but rather than explain himself in person, he is making excuses. Magu will be arrested if he fails to show up and he will be charged. That is a done deal.”

Source: Naija News

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