Panel grills Magu, EFCC’s unit heads


The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, again on Tuesday appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating corruption allegations levelled against him.

The sitting took place behind closed doors at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Journalists accredited to cover activities at the Presidential Villa were asked to keep off the venue since Magu started appearing before the panel last week Monday.

Our correspondent learnt that some unit heads in the commission appeared before the panel alongside Magu on Tuesday.

“The panel grilled four EFCC units heads today (Tuesday),” a source told our correspondent.

The unit heads, who are directors and sectional heads in the EFCC, it was learnt, had earlier appeared before the panel last week.

They were said to have sought the leave of the panel to come back with documents that they felt could assist them in answering some of the questions they were asked.

The source said, “Based on their request, they were allowed to go last week after making commitments to return this week.

“Today (Tuesday), they returned as promised. They joined Magu, who is facing 21 corruption allegations brought against him by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.”

Magu has been in police custody since last week Monday when he was arrested.

He is currently being held at the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau, Area 10, Abuja.

The embattled Magu is brought to the venue of the panel’s sitting and returned to police custody daily.

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party bequeathed unresolved cases of corruption to the present regime.

He said the PDP left a huge number of cases it did not investigate and prosecute while in power.

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