- The suspended EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu has once again written to the panel probing him
- Magu has asked that Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation to provide evidence of corruption against him
- The embattled EFCC made this known in a letter through his legal counsel, Wahab Shittu
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Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has been asked by Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to provide evidence of corruption against him, The Cable reports.
The embattled EFCC boss who wrote through his legal representative Wahab Shittu, to the presidential panel investigating him asked the committee to summon Malami to prove the evidence of corruption in his memo to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister of justice had recommended Magu's removal in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari following allegations of corruption.
Malami had accused Magu of not acting in the country's best interest, lack of transparency in managing recovered assets among other allegations.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Magu wrote to the special presidential panel probing him, requesting the appearance of the attorney general of the federation, over the corruption allegation levelled against him.
The anti-corruption sheriff in a letter dated Friday, September 4, through his legal representative pleaded that Malami be summoned.
In his letter to the chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, retired justice Ayo Salami, the embattled EFCC boss applied for the issuance of a subpoena on Malami to appear before the panel.
In a related development, there was a mild drama at the venue of the presidential panel probing the suspended acting chairman of the EFFC on Monday, September 14.
Justice Ayo Salami, head of the panel caused a stir when he asked security operatives to walk out two of Magu’s lawyers, Zainab Abiola and Aliyu Lemu, out of the proceedings shortly after they were introduced.
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