- Some officers attached to EFCC have been recalled
- They have been asked to report to force headquarters
- It is believed that the police want to remove those who have close ties with Magu
About 20 sectional heads of the police attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been recalled.
The recall was reportedly ordered by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police.
The Cable reports that they have been asked to report to force headquarters in Abuja, from where they are expected to be given new assignments.
The news outlet reports that it understands that the police hierarchy wants to rid the agency of those suspected to have close ties to Ibrahim Magu
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Oluwatosin Ojaomo, one of the legal representatives of Ibrahim Magu has faulted the way trial of the suspended EFCC boss is being handled, wondering why it would be conducted behind the cameras.
Ojaomo expressed his objection on Tuesday, July 28, as the seven-man presidential panel constituted to probe Magu proceed with its investigation.
It would be recalled that Magu was summoned on Monday, July 6, by the operatives of the State Security Services, though DSS said he was not arrested but only invited for interrogation.
The suspended EFCC boss, who later spent ten days in detention, was grilled over allegations bordering on insubordination and corruption following a recent memo by Abubakar Malami, the minister for justice and attorney-general of the federation.
On Wednesday, July 22, the suspended EFCC boss opened defence against the Malami allegations as he teamed up with his lawyers to fight what he termed as injustice against him.
Ojaomo, who spoke with This Day, said the panel’s proceedings should be open to media coverage in order to maintain fairness.
“I am being factual. The man (Magu) has not been given a copy of the petition against him. This is a quasi-judicial panel. The panel is bound by Section 36 (1) of the constitution.
“The panel is bound to observe the principles of natural justice. These are very important issues to be considered. The first thing to be done is to confront him with the allegations,” Ojaomo said.
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