SERAP: Prosecute Magu or release him immediately

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Federal Government to charge embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, “with a recognisable criminal offence” or release him “immediately”.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday titled, “Nigeria: Authorities must treat Magu fairly–SERAP”.

Magu, who was reportedly whisked away by security operatives on Monday, was grilled by a presidential panel set up by the President,  Muhammadu Buhari , over alleged infractions in the EFCC.

According to the statement signed by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP “urges the authorities to afford Magu his constitutionally and internationally guaranteed fair trial rights”.

It added, “Magu must either be charged with a recognisable criminal offence or released immediately and allowed to do his job without fear of reprisals.

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