Barrister Victor Giwa, an Abuja-based lawyer, has disclosed how he was appointed to involve Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman.
Speaking in a letter dated 15 August to the presidential committee on the latest development, Giwa alleged that a businessman known as Donald Wokoma of Damijay Integrated Services Limited had made a desperate attempt to persuade him to nail the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC.
“I, Victor Giwa, request to provide additional information to state that the said information and petition was borne out of a desperate move of Donald Wokoms to lure me into indicting the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu of the EFCC, with a promise that his money will be released,” Giwa said.
“My refusal was what has led to the presentation of an audio recording of client-lawyer conversation which is privilege information.
SportyWap News had previously claimed that Wokoma was playing a tape recording before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Investigation Panel on how certain Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives, under the leadership of the Commission’s suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, used an attorney to demand N75 m bribes to be paid into various accounts. ask
Mr Wokoma tendered an affidavit of fact in support of a petition he wrote against EFCC extortion operatives before unfreezing his account, according to PRNigeria.
The EFCC had in 2018 refused to obey the order of Justice O.C. Abaza to lift the restrictions on the account of Damijay Services Limited, after the firm had filed a suit for fundamental rights enforcement at the FCT High Court.
An Abuja-based lawyer, Barrister Victor Giwa who was allegedly involved in the deal, the Economic confidential gathered did not deny his voice in the 27 minutes tape recording that was played before the panel where he mentioned names of suspended Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu among other operatives over the bribery allegation.
Barrister Giwa was the former lawyer to the company on the case with the EFCC.