Magu To Open Defence Before Salami Panel Today

  • AFTER waiting for a copy of the allegations against him, the Presidential Investigation Committee on the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday agreed to give the suspended Acting Chairman of the agency Ibrahim Magu a report to enter his Defence.

    The report is that of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA), which contains all allegations against Magu.

    But the Chairman of the panel, Justice Isa Ayo Salami extracted a commitment from the counsel to Magu, Barrister Wahab Shittu that PCARA’s report will not be leaked to the press.

    Magu, who said all the allegations against him were false, is expected to open his defence today.

  • The suspended EFCC chairman took a 78-page response to the committee, bordering on a query by the AGF, PCARA’s report and other allegations in public domain.

    The committee however said it may accept Magu’s response only after serving him the issues in PCARA’s report.

    A letter written to Salami’s panel by Magu’s counsel, Wahab Shittu however pledged that the suspended acting EFCC chairman will cooperate with the panel.

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