- The suspended acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has berated the panel of enquiry set up to probe him
- Magu said he was not given a fair hearing to call witnesses before he closed his case
- The former EFCC boss also frowned at the panel's decision to verify seized assets without his lawyer's presence
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Ibrahim Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has faulted the judicial commission of enquiry probing the activities of the agency for verifying seized assets without the presence of his lawyer.
Premium Times reports that he lamented that he closed his defence about two weeks ago without being granted the opportunity by the panel to call any witness to strengthen his innocence.
Legit.ng gathered that Magu made this known in a statement issued by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
Shittu said Magu has nothing to hide, unlike the panel, which it claimed allegedly refused to give him a fair hearing.
The statement read:
“Our attention has just been drawn to a sponsored and jaundiced story in which our client, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC, is being portrayed in a negative light by Justice Isa Salami-led Judicial Commission of Enquiry."
He said it is on records that Magu closed his defence two weeks ago without the opportunity to call witnesses and subpoena certain individuals, including AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC denied a trending report on social media where one Dominic Akpan claimed to have resigned from the employ of the commission to join the #EndSARS movement.
It was reported that Akpan was reported to have cited undisclosed “ugly experiences” he had within the commission for his action.
In another report, the Senate called for the reform and rebranding of the EFCC in its fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes in the country.
The call was made on Tuesday, October 6, by the Senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes in Abuja.
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