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Alleged Corruption: Magu Clears Osinbajo, Falana

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Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has written to the presidential committee investigating the allegation of mismanagement of the agency.

In the letter addressed to the chairman of the panel, Ayo Salami by one of Magu’s lawyers Wahab Shittu, he referred to the claims that Magu paid N4 billion to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and another N28 million to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana.

Magu reportedly stated in the letter that the allegations were completely false and an attempt to tarnish the hard-earned reputation of the vice president, Magu, and Falana.

The embattled EFCC boss clears Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, over alleged corruption.

According to Shittu, the suspended EFCC boss also denied any link with a Kaduna-based Bureau De Change Operator as claimed.

The vice president and Falana had denied collecting any money from the suspended EFCC boss.

The letter also referred to the search of Magu’s house conducted on Monday, July 6, insisting that no incriminating evidence was found, not even dollars, expensive jewelleries, and wristwatches were recovered as reported.

The legal practitioner stressed that the search of Magu’s house did not reveal any incriminating evidence or materials. He added that the cars removed from his residence were official vehicles assigned to the suspended EFCC boss. Shittu, however, decried that Magu has yet to be given a copy of the allegations against him to enable him formally to respond to them.

He said his client was ready to formally respond to the allegations and furnish documentary evidence in support if served with a copy of the allegations.

The lawyer, therefore, called on the presidential panel to uphold Magu’s fundamental human rights of fair hearing.

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