EFCC Probe: I Won’t Keep Quiet When Facts Are Misrepresented – Magu - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, July 27, 2020

EFCC Probe: I Won’t Keep Quiet When Facts Are Misrepresented – Magu

ABUJA - Worried by the alleged misrepresentation of facts in media on the ongoing probe by the Justice Ayo Salami’s panel, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has stated that henceforth, he will publicly reply to any allegation point by point.

In a press statement, Wahab Shittu, Magu’s lawyer stated that “In the last three weeks, our client in spite of service to country has gone through sponsored ,unprecedented and unjustifiable coordinated attacks designed to infringe on his liberties and prejudice the work of the investigation panel with a view to prejudging and convicting him in the public space.

“These attacks from the manner of his arrest, unjustified detention to the release of prejudicial information in the public space and defamatory imputations not arising from the proceedings of the panel are all designed to pitch our client against constituted authorities and truncate his fledging career notwithstanding his monumental contributions to nation building.

“Our client takes all these attacks in his strides because of his passion for the anti -corruption war of this administration for which he has received acclaim locally and internationally and his unwavering respect for the president.

“ Our client maintains that the only thing going for him in spite of these sponsored attacks, is his conviction of his innocence.

“Take notice that, our client can no longer fold his hands in the face of these sustained malicious attacks to prejudge him in the public space.

“ Our client will henceforth, point by point reply to all false allegations orchestrated against him in the public space on a daily basis as well as present his comprehensive defense for the world to see.”

The lawyer however, noted that “this is without prejudice to the willingness of our client to defend himself in the ongoing proceedings at the Presidential Investigation Panel.”

Reacting to some of the allegations allegedly falsely presented to public, the statement stated that “Our attention has been drawn to a misleading and fallacious media reports and insinuations concerning our client , Mr Magu in respect of matters that never featured before the proceedings of the ongoing Hon. Justice Ayo Salami led investigation panel set up by the President.


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