Panel questions EFCC chiefs as Magu’s probe, detention continue

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Panel questions EFCC chiefs as Magu’s probe, detention continue

On Thursday, the presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption against the suspended acting Chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, questioned the Secretary of the EFCC, Olanipekun Olukoyede, and some commission directors.

The SPORTYWAP received questions from EFCC officials about the accusation of a theft of recovered funds levelled at Magu.

It was learnt that top officials of the EFCC were invited to either corroborate or fault some explanations Magu had made before the panel.

The suspended EFCC boss has been in the police detention since Monday when he was arrested in front of the old EFCC headquarters on Fomella Street, Wuse 2, Abuja and forced to appear before the presidential panel at its sitting in the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa , Abuja.

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The suspended EFCC chief was interrogated for several hours by Justice Ayo Salami-led panel on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

He was requested by the Federation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in his memo to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to respond to 22 allegations levelled against him.

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Besides alleged diversion of recovered loot, Magu was accused of selling or mysteriously releasing about 157 oil tankers seized in Port Harcourt without following due process.

Also, a report by the Auditor-General of the Federation last year alleged  that about N13.96bn recorded  as salaries and wages in the consolidated financial statement of the EFCC were not in the anti-graft agency’s trial balance submitted for reconciliation

 

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