- More indicting allegations have been made against Ibrahim Magu
- This time, the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) claimed that the former embattled EFCC boss used a Nigerian pastor to steal recovered loot
- The PCARA alleged that Magu used the pastor to purchase a house in Dubai
It seems that each day unfolds with new allegations against Ibrahim Magu as the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) digs deeper into the ongoing probe.
According to a report released by the PCARA chaired by Ayo Salami, the recently suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) used the senior pastor of Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Emmanuel Omale, to purchase a property in Dubai with loot recovered in 2015, The Cable reports.
Omale's name was said to have surfaced while the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was carrying out its investigation.
According to the NFIU's report, there was an illegal movement of funds to the tune of N573,228,040.41.
The report claimed: “Another individual who is helping in laundering funds for the Acting Chairman and who has been referred to in several petitions is one Pastor Emmanuel Omale (Hand of God Prophetic Ministry).
“He is reported to have travelled to Dubai with Mr Magu and his name was used in purchasing property in Dubai for Mr Magu."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Wahab Shittu, a counsel to Magu on Friday, July 10, pleaded with the presidential investigation committee to grant his client bail.
Shittu said Magu needed the bail because the print and electronic media had taken undue advantage of his detention to launch a campaign of calumny against him.
Legit.ng gathered that Shittu made six other demands including making the terms of reference of the committee available to Magu and giving him the opportunity to know the allegations against him.
He said witnesses were being called and examined by the committee behind Magu’s back and at the same time disallowing him and his counsel from participating in the proceedings involving such witnesses.
Shittu made the demands on Friday, July 10, in a letter of plea to the panel.