Magu: Presidency clears air on Salami's report, gives reasons

Magu: Presidency clears air on Salami's report, gives reasons

- Garba Shehu, a presidential aide, has revealed why Buhari has not acted on Salami's report

- Justice Salami's panel had in November 2020, submitted its report on Magu to the president

- Magu, the former acting EFCC, was suspended over alleged corruption levelled against him

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Barely one month after Ayo Salami submitted its report on the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, the presidency is yet to take any step on it.

Punch reports that the Salami panel was set up in July 2020, to investigate various allegations of wrongdoing against Magu. gathered that the panel submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari on November 20, 2020.

Magu: Presidency clears air on Salami's report, gives reasons
Garba Shehu said that the president has set up a committee that would scrutinise Salami's report. Credit: @NGRPresident
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The former president of the Court of Appeal had while submitting the report, said the panel received 46 petitions and memoranda from individuals and organisations with complaints against Magu and the commission.

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He added that Magu and 113 witnesses appeared and testified before the commission.

The newspaper reports that the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said on Wednesday, January 6, that there was the need for the recommendations in the report to be carefully studied.

Shehu said the president had set up a White Paper drafting committee saddled with the responsibility of carrying out the scrutiny, adding that the committee was still working on the report.

He said:

“The judicial panel made wide-reaching recommendations which must be carefully studied and acted upon. A White Paper committee is working on the report."

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that Magu would know his fate when a four-man committee reviews the report of a panel of enquiry into his tenure at the commission.

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It was reported that Magu was suspended as the chairman of the commission over alleged abuse of office. The Justice Ayo Salami-led panel has concluded its probe into the allegations against the ex-EFCC chairman.

The panel recommended the removal of Magu as EFCC boss for allegedly mismanaging recovered assets.

In another report, Abdulfatah Ahmed, the immediate past governor of Kwara state, was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation.

The former governor in a tweet on Tuesday, December 8, said he honoured the invitation of the zonal office of EFCC in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

Ahmed noted that the invitation was to clarify specific transactions and decisions taken while steering the ship of the state.

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