A former lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye, has charged the federal government to release its probe report on the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
This online newspaper recalls that Magu was arrested by the Department of State Services on July 6 2020 over alleged diversion of recovered funds.
He was later suspended and replaced by Abdulrasheed Bawa by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president had also instituted a Presidential Panel of Inquiry chaired by Justice Ayo Salami to investigate the allegations of financial misconduct against Magu but the report of the panel has not been made public.
Reacting in a video post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Dino Melaye, demanded that the report from the investigation be made public.
“It is absurd and ridiculous that the Federal Government will suspend the former acting Chairman of the EFCC, Magu over misconduct and financial misappropriation, the same FG set up a high power panel to investigate the alleged crime,” Dino Melaye said.
“Unfortunately, till this minute, the report of that panel is not known to Nigerians and has not been officially released to the public.
“We don’t know if Magu was indicted by that report or vindicated by the panel.
“It is laughable that a government that claims to be fighting corruption is in herself, emerged in corruption.
“Why will you investigate a corruption fighter and we cannot be told what is contained in the report?
“Nigerians deserve to be told the outcome of that investigation.
“On behalf of Nigerians, I make a demand that the report of the panel be made public, if he is indicted, he should be prosecuted.
“However, if he was vindicated, the FG should apologize to him.”
Release report on Magu's investigation. Melaye cry out to FG.- Anti Corruption Network pic.twitter.com/7DHDywcoSR
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) April 1, 2021