Magu Not on Trial, His invitation for Questioning is for his Own Interest — Presidency


Presidency has said that the invitation of the suspended acting Chairman of Economic and Financial crime commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu for questioning is for the best interest of Magu.

The Special Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina Who speak to newsmen Short After Magu was release from detention said Magu, was not on trial.

Adesina said Magu was only invited by the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel to his tell his own side of the story.

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The suspended EFCC boss was arrested and detained on Monday, July 6, 2020.  

Magu for the past one week has been appearing before a presidential panel for investigation of the alleged corruption and insubordination levelled against him by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

On while Magu was detained for long if he was just invited for questioning? Adesina said, he was not a lawyer and as such he could not comment on legal matters.

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He said, “If anything illegal has been done, there are ways to seek redress for it but I think it is in the best interest of everybody including Magu for the panel to have invited him to hear his side of the story.

“I can tell you on authority that before this became a public issue, the panel had been sitting for weeks and when the panel established some grounds for Mr. Magu to be invited, the President then gave approval for him to be invited and he was invited and he came.”

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Adesina said Magu was told to step aside to allow a seamless investigation.

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