EFCC: Permit me communicate – Magu dares as Salami panel ‘recommends sack’ to Buhari

Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes (EFCC) has warned the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel probing him to not finish sittings with out listening to from him.

The police officer declared that he nonetheless has so much to mention on allegations towards him.

Magu’s response adopted the scoop that the panel has advisable his sack and prosecution to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He spoke in a observation made to be had to DAILY POST Sunday night time via his attorney, Wahab Shittu.

Shittu famous that his consumer is but to officially provide his defence.

He stated: “Court cases are ongoing and witnesses are nonetheless covered up starting from Monday. Everyone knows that regardless of repeated calls for, our consumer has now not been served with copies of allegations towards him. The software embodying the Phrases of Reference used to be now not served on my consumer till August 8, 2020 (35 days after lawsuits has commenced).

“That the Honourable Lawyer-Common of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), whose memo precipitated the lawsuits, is but to be summoned to testify to toughen the allegations towards our consumer. He who “asserts will have to end up”. That our consumer used to be excluded from the preliminary phases of the lawsuits with a number of witnesses attesting in his absence.

“That suggest to our consumer used to be now not allowed to cross-examine lots of the witnesses who had testified till lately. That our consumer is but to be granted get right of entry to to petitions/displays, case recordsdata and shows admitted within the lawsuits. Please be aware that we have got written to the panel to that impact. That our consumer used to be accosted in the street and compulsorily asked to seem “right away” sooner than the panel with out alternative to get right of entry to paperwork to adequately get ready his defence.

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“That our consumer used to be due to this fact detained for ten days after showing sooner than the panel in unsightly instances. This detention isn’t coated via the Phrases of Reference coming up from the software constituting the judicial fee of inquiry. That our consumer, owing to his suspension from place of business, is not able to have get right of entry to to reputable paperwork and different data important for his defence.

“That circumstances pending sooner than awesome courts of information akin to Federal Prime Court docket, Court docket of Attraction and The Preferrred Court docket are being reviewed within the lawsuits. We imagine that this construction is subjudice and dangerous for our jurisprudence. That witnesses showing sooner than the panel weren’t sworn on oath sooner than giving proof as stipulated underneath the Tribunals of Inquiry Act, 2004 on whose authority the software putting in the Judicial Fee of Inquiry is derived.

“It’s curious and worrisome that an administrative panel of inquiry headed via His Lordship, Justice Ayo Isa Salami, having sat and brought proof (each oral and documentary) previously one month, has metamorphosed right into a Judicial Fee of Inquiry. How this comes inside a contemplation of a fee of the Tribunal of Inquiry Act, 2004 could be very questionable.”

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Shittu, who decried that some publications about Magu have been false, commented at the alleged cash laundering involving Prophet Emmanuel Omale, the Common Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries World, Abuja.

“I recall Pastor Omale showing sooner than the panel to substantiate brazenly that not one of the transfers into the church’s accounts emanated from Magu and that Magu by no means donated to his private or church account. It’s also instructive to notice that no personality via the identify Shanono ever gave the impression sooner than the judicial fee of inquiry. The purveyors of this faux information might think they’re destroying the sterling symbol of Magu, however I’ve information for them. Majority of Nigerians can’t be fooled.

“We need to ascertain that the lawsuits are nonetheless ongoing and my consumer is but to give his defence. We’re subsequently surprised on the recommendation that an intervening time document has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari. Everyone knows that this can be a democracy anchored on admire for the rule of thumb of legislation.

“We urge the ones bent on prejudicing the lawsuits of the panel via planting false tales within the public area to consider the hobby of our nation and now not prejudge our consumer whose dedication all alongside is carrier to the rustic. The one factor holding our consumer going regardless of the need of mischief makers to pitch him unfairly towards the government is his conviction of his innocence.”

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