Panel Quizzes Magu For Six Hours Over 24 Allegations
A presidential panel set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday grilled the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, for six hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was gathered that 24 allegations were levelled against Magu who has been acting as chairman for almost five years
The panel, which was inaugurated about a week ago, interrogated Magu at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after he was whisked to the venue by armed operatives of the Department of State Services.
The panel, led by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd.), had about seven other members including the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Mike Ogbizi.
The panel also had representatives from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the DSS and other related agencies.
It was gathered that Magu was accosted by security agents in plain clothes in front of the old EFCC headquarters on Fomella Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, around 12noon on Monday.
Magu, who was in his own convoy, was shown a letter of invitation from the presidential panel requesting his presence.
The EFCC boss was said to have explained to the security agents that he would honour the invitation on a future date but they refused to accept Magu’s explanation and insisted that he followed them to the Presidential Villa.
He was subsequently whisked away and brought before the panel where he responded to several questions directed at him.