The suspended chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has again written to the Ayo Salami investigative panel, debunking media reports linking him to corruption and published while he was being detained..”
Mr Magu, through his counsel, Wahab Shittu, also accused the panel of not giving him adequate time and facilities to defend himself.
In a letter directed to the investigative committee on Wednesday, Mr Magu also insisted that the panel is yet to serve him the petitions containing the allegations against him, as well as a copy of the report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA).
The PCARA was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and it submitted its report in 2018. Its content, as it relates to Mr Magu, were only recently leaked to the media.
Mr Magu is currently being interrogated by a panel headed by the former president of the appeal court, over allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
He was arrested last week and released on Wednesday after spending ten days in detention.
”Based on the above circumstances, our client was not given adequate time and facilities for his defence and his demand for a copy of the allegations against him has not been honoured till date.
”The charges against our client are trumped-up allegations designed to tarnish his image and rubbish the credibility and image of EFCC which has been stellar and outstanding under our client’s watch.
”We appeal to the panel to consider the above and uphold the fundamental rights to a fair hearing of our client,” the counsel said..”