Magu raised 8-count allegations against his investigative panel

The ongoing investigation of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has birthed another reaction from the accused.

The prolonged investigation and private prosecution has provoked the embattled former EFCC Boss which has prompted him to write a lengthy letter to his prosecuting panel.


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In the letter, Magu laid an 8-count allegations against the Ayo Salami-led investigative panel.

The allegations include among others, failure of the panel to give him a fair hearing as most of his prosecutions were allegedly done in private and out of Media ears.

Magu raised eight issues among which is the tribunal’s consistent private sittings without the media.

The suspended EFCC boss raised the issues in a letter dated August 11 written by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu and addressed to the Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Isa Ayo Salami.

Other complaints he made in the elongated letter include failure of the tribunal to reveal its mandate and terms of reference.

He said the commission was inviting witnesses without his knowledge as the accused.

According to Magu, most witnesses are not placed on oath and his lawyers are denied the right to cross-examine his accusers.

Magu said he has been denied access to documents that form the basis of witnesses’ testimonies before the Salami-led panel.

According to the suspended EFCC Chairman, his arrest, detention, and suspension of 12 top officials of the agency were done without query, Daily Post reported.

He therefore challenge the legality of the tribunal in terms of private sitting which is against the law.

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