Breaking: Salami Panel Submits Probe Report To Buhari

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, (THEWILL) –
President Buhari has received the report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged corruption charges against suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magi, at the State House, Abuja.

In a ceremony in the Executive Council Chambers of the State House, the panel, led by Justice Salami delivered four boxes of documents, volumes of the report to the President.

Magu was accused of corruption and abuse of office by the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

He had in a series of letter to the president accused Magu of diverting billions of naira of recovered funds, as well as failing to act timeously on a presidential directive to investigate the controversial $9.6 billion P&ID British firm that secured a gas contract in Nigeria.

Magu was also accused of purchasing a property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates through a Nigerian cleric, Emmanuel Omale.

Malami’s complaint led to the suspension of the embattled EFCC boss in July after five years as acting EFCC chairperson.

Based on the allegations, Buhari in July approved the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (Cap T21, LFN, 2004), for the investigation of the activities of the EFCC from May 2015 to May 2020.

Magu was arrested dramatically in July in front of the EFCC Wuse II office and driven to the Presidential Villa where the panel sits. He was also detained for more than four days on the directive of the panel.