Magu’s closing remarks to Salami panel twisted, says ex-EFCC boss lawyer

Magu’s closing remarks to Salami panel twisted, says ex-EFCC boss lawyer

- Wahab Shittu has said there are attempts to ridicule the suspended chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu

- Shittu who is Magu's lawyer, was reacting to the media reports suggesting Magu pleaded guilty while briefing a probe panel

- The panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, was set up by the federal government to probe Magu

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The lawyer to the suspended acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wahab Shittu has alleged misrepresentation of Mr Ibrahim Magu’s closing remarks before the Justice Ayo Salami’s commission of inquiry.

Shittu said Magu did not at any time admit guilt before the probe panel, stressing that he only pleaded for justice and fair-play by the panel members.

The Salami-led commission is probing the activities of the EFCC under Magu.

Magu’s closing remarks to Salami panel twisted, says ex-EFCC boss lawyer
Shittu said Magu’s closing remarks to Salami panel was twisted. Photo credit: @officialEFCC
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Part of the statement by Shittu released in Abuja on Tuesday, September 29, read:

“It is true that Magu and my humble self-addressed the panel at the conclusion of his defence while Magu clarified that he threw himself to the job of acting chair because of his passion for the anti-corruption war, a situation that may be alleged as overzealousness in some quarters.
“At no time did Magu admit to guilt to the allegations – the subject matter of the inquiry. Indeed, the only thing going for Magu is his conviction of his innocence.”

Meanwhile, the General Overseer, Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Emmanuel Omale, has sued a new generation bank for N5billion.

Prophet Omale said the bank falsely reported to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit that N570million was paid into his church account, thereby, leading to accusations that the money was used in purchasing a house in Dubai for Magu.

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The cleric had earlier described himself as a spiritual father to the embattled EFCC boss. previously reported that the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum condemned the recent media attacks on Prophet Omale.

The forum decried the recent articles circulated over the media about Omale, saying it was an attempt to discredit the cleric.

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