- The panel investigating the suspended EFCC chief, Magu, has been given a deadline to submit its report
- Reports indicate that the panel of inquiry led by Justice Ayo Salami is to submit its report on or before Wednesday, August 19
- Magu is being investigated over alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets
The suspended acting chairman of the EFCC may soon know his fate as President Muhammadu Buhari has given the panel investigating him the deadline to submit its report.
A report by Leadership newspaper indicates that the president has officially set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate Magu.
Legit.ng gathers that the commission is expected to submit its report on or before Wednesday, August 19.
The panel is investigating the alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets levelled against Magu.
Magu was also accused of insubordination to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, (AGF).
He was accused of not providing enough evidence for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke and alleged late action on the investigation of P&ID leading to a legal dispute.
Some witnesses have reportedly testified against the embattled EFCC chief while the latter was said to have been served with the allegations and terms of reference on Saturday, August 8.
Members of the presidential panel include: Justice Isa Ayo Salami (rtd) – North Central (Kwara) – chairman; DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael (NPF) – South-South – Deputy chairman; Muhammad Abubakar Babadoko (FMOJ) – North Central – member; Hassan Yahaya Abdullahi (DSS) – North Central (Member); Muhammad Shamsuddeen (OAGF) – North West (Member); Douglas Egweme (NFIU) – South-East (Member) and Barr Kazeem Attitebi – South-West – Secretary.
Recall that the panel had earlier has rejected Magu's request for video recording of the proceedings, though it assured the embattled EFCC boss of fair hearing.
In another related report, a group identified as Transparency Advocacy For Development Initiative (TADI) has asked President Buhari to demilitarise the EFCC from the grip of the Nigeria Police Force.
The group made the demand at a press conference on Friday, August 7 addressed by its executive director, Ambassador Yomi David.
It also urged the president to “mandate the Attorney General of the Federation to immediately pursue the amendment of the repressive provisions of the EFCC Act 2003, particularly those that mandatorily place the headship of the EFCC in the hands of serving and retired security officers.”
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