- Ibrahim Magu's trial is still courting different conversations nationwide
- Wahab Shittu, who is Magu's lawyer, said he is optimistic on his client coming out clean
- Shittu told Nigerians to expect positive surprises by the time the probe panel ends its investigation
Wahab Shittu, legal counsel to the suspended chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has expressed belief that his client will scale through the floodgate of the allegations levelled against him.
Shittu made this known on Monday, July 20, adding that Magu and Nigerians should expect positive surprises from the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel probe.
Speaking on the heels of a comment made by Garba Shehu, senior media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Shittu assured that Magu will come out clean from the investigation.
Legit.ng recalls that the suspended EFCC boss Magu is entangled in allegations bordering on insubordination and corruption following a recent memo by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami.
Meanwhile, Shehu, who appeared on Channels TV on Sunday, July 19, said Nigerians should expect to be surprised by the findings of the panel probing the embattled anti-graft sheriff.
"By the time they are done with this job and they come out with the reports prepare yourselves for surprises," Shehu said.
Responding to the claim, Magu's lawyer said the embattled anti-corruption czar is optimistic of coming out clean by the time the probe panel concludes its findings.
"We remain optimistic. We expect positive surprises in favour of the innocence of our client," Shittu said when reacting to Shehu's claims.
In a related development, Malam Buba Galadima has waded into the corruption allegation and trial of Magu, with the estranged ally of President Buhari describing the trial of the suspended EFCC boss as mere propaganda.
The Yobe-born politician said Magu's suspension "was long overdue." According to him, the embattled anti-corruption sheriff's crime was previously overlooked because he was kowtowing to the cabals in Buhari's cabinet.
Galadima, who said Magu's removal was because he stepped on toes, further claimed that the anti-graft czar is being made a "scapegoat to create the impression that Buhari is fighting corruption."
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