Ibrahim Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has tabled a fresh request before the Justice Ayo Salami probing him.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated the panel to investigate the former EFCC boss after the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami recommended his removal over allegations of corruption.
In a letter to the presidential panel investigating him, Wahab Shittu, Magu’s counsel, asked Malami to provide evidence of corruption against him.
He asked the committee to summon the AGF to prove the infractions he accused his client of.
Since his probe, Magu, through his lawyer, has often raised the alarm over the “unfair manner” with which the panel is operating.
In a letter dated September 4, Shittu said providing evidence of the allegations against Magu is necessary to show credibility and for fair hearing.
“We believe that consistent with the fundamental principles of fair hearing as guaranteed under Section 36 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, our client is entitled to be confronted with copies of allegations against him as well as the opportunity to confront his main accuser (in this case, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation) to enable our client raise issues concerning the allegations and cross-examine the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation on the substance and credibility of his allegations against our client,” he said.
“We hereby apply for the issuance of a Subpoena Ad Testificandum and Subpoena Duces Tecum on the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to appear before this Judicial Commission of Inquiry to give evidence concerning his memo to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (regarding Magu).”