I Have Been Insulted And Embarrassed For Serving My Nation : Magu
Suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is protesting his continued detention “without being informed of the allegations against him.”
Magu was arrested on Monday, July 6, 2020 by operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).
He was then forcibly taken to the nation’s number one address to be grilled by the retired Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel.
Magu’s homes have been searched, his security personnel withdrawn and his belongings emptied from his office.
He faces allegations of corruption, insubordination and re-looting of recovered loot and assets.
Committee’s terms of reference
In a letter addressed to the probe panel and written by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, Magu said he has not seen the petition containing the allegations against him, nor has he been availed of the committee’s terms of reference.
“Mr Chairman, since the 6th of July when our client honoured your invitation, he has been consistently applying to the committee to be given the petitions containing the allegations of CONSPIRACY, CORRUPT ENRICHMENT, ABUSE OF POWER/OFFICE, which request has not been honoured or obliged till date,” the letter reads.
“Our client has also informed us that he remains unaware of the terms of reference of this distinguished committee.”
Magu also expressed his discomfort at being detained for a week “without being informed of the allegations against him and the deserved opportunity to timeously study and respond to same.”