‘Has Anybody Testified That I Accepted Bribe?’
In accordance with TheCable, Ibrahim Magu, former performing chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), has requested the presidential probing the company below his watch to clarify why people who find themselves being tried by the EFCC have been requested to testify towards him.
In an announcement Tosin Ojaomo, his counsel, issued on his behalf, Magu mentioned the panel headed by Ayo Salami, a former president of the attraction court docket, has been hostile to him.
Magu’s ordeal started after Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), accused him of mismanaging loot recovered loot by the anti-graft company.
He was detained on the space 10 power prison investigation division in Abuja for 10 days earlier than he was ultimately granted bail.
Within the assertion, Magu mentioned he’s but to be served with all of the allegations levelled towards him.
“Why is the panel inviting suspects going through EFCC trial? What’s the foundation of the panel’s invitation to a senior lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a lawyer that’s defending the looters of our widespread patrimony, particularly those that are below EFCC’s investigations and trial?” he mentioned.
“Is it not curious that whereas the lawyer to Magu, Wahab Shittu, intentionally refused to reveal what transpired earlier than the panel, Ozekhome and Obla issued statements and made public what transpired earlier than the panel.
“What’s the propriety of the panel’s invitation to a disgruntled official of the EFCC, Nuru Buhari Dalhatu, to come back and testify towards Mr Magu whereas the mentioned Dalhatu is below investigation for misconduct and fraternizing with suspects?
“What’s the justification for the panel’s invitation of one other senior lawyer, Godwin Obla (SAN), who’s at the moment going through EFCC’s trial with an indicted choose of the Federal Excessive Courtroom?
“Is it not unusual that Obla made a damning revelation on what transpired earlier than the panel and went forward to demand for his outrageous authorized charges of N763 million and the placing out of the cost towards him?
“Why is the panel hostile to Mr Magu at any time he tried to take up points with these invited to testify towards him?
“How come truth discovering panel over allegations of corruption towards Mr Magu has now turned to a platform the place sure people whose actions and antecedents match into the outline ‘corruption enablers’ in addition to ‘haters of the warfare towards corruption’ and its management are being invited to testify towards Mr. Magu?
“There’s the necessity to ask this essential question- Has any witness testified that she or he gave xyz quantity to Mr Magu with a view to compromise instances earlier than him?
“Why is it that the Salami-led panel is but to serve and confront Mr Magu with all of the allegations towards him and what are the phrases of reference of the panel?”