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Suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has not been served the allegations against him to enable him commence his defence, and this is more than one week after he was freed from detention.

Mr. Magu was invited by the Presidential panel to appear today, Thursday, and the former EFCC boss arrived the Presidential Villa with his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, as early 9.30am.

Until 7pm when sitting ended, Mr. Magu and his lawyer were left on their own without any word from the panel on what the allegations against him are or an opportunity to address the panel.

HOMELAND NEWS learnt that Mr. Magu had arrived the Villa prepared to begin the defence as soon as he is made to know the alleged offences for which he is being questioned.

Recall that the embattled Magu, who was twice denied confirmation as Chairman of the anti-graft agency by the Senate, was arrested on the 6th of June and detained over allegations of insubordination, accounting discrepancies, disobedience to court orders, diversion of recovered loot and other irregularities.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari, providing 22 reasons why Mr. Magu should be removed as the Chairman of the EFCC.

After 10 days of being detained, Mr. Magu was released even as no agency took responsibility for his detention.

The Presidential panel is made up of seven members and headed by retired President of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami.



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