The position of the Presidency was contained in a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Thursday.
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The Commission also approved the promotion of 24 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police
The PDP said the alleged plan confirms that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari “is a sanctuary of corruption.”
The EFCC also called on Justice Tsoho not to transfer the trial of his son, Faisal, and few other cases which matters had far been heard to a new judge.
Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that serial acts of intimidation and constant invitations the EFCC extended to Ozekhome were illegal, unlawful, wrong and unconstitutional.
At the resumed hearing, the EFCC played the audio recording, which is in Hausa language, said to be a conversation between Sani and the complainant, Alhaji Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors in Kaduna State.
Dated November 6, 2020, marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322 and signed by its then Zonal Head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is now the EFCC chairman, media reports had it that the renewed probe was predicated on petitions written against Tinubu under the chairmanship of Ibrahim Magu, which he swept under the rug. Chief among the allegations in the petition was that of Alpha Beta, a company allegedly owned by the ex-governor
The President’s Personal Assistant (Photography), Sunday Aghaeze, confirmed the meeting in a pictorial report.
Bawa said this while responding to questions from lawmakers in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday.
The nomination of the youthful and very thorough security operative to replace the embattled and suspended former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, will obviously set a new pace for the commission, what with Bawa’s track record of inimitable achievement as a ground breaker.
The letter, which was addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was read during the start of plenary.
The request for confirmation comes on the heels of concerns raised by Nigerians on the fate of the suspended Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, who was tried by a presidential panel headed by retired Justice Ayo Isa Salami
In a letter addressed to the President, the world’s leading anti-corruption coalition expressed deep concern that the political interference in the operation of the EFCC and inability of the Nigerian authorities to release the report was partly responsible for the recent drop in Nigeria’s anti-corruption rating by Transparency International.
This appears to be the fate of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. I had chanced on Magu at media briefings and anti-corruption programmes. He was bubbling with passion for his job. You cannot fault him on dedication to duty, but you can spread him out on the slab of exuberance, naivety and sycophancy for some lashing.
The President said this on Friday when he received the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, headed by Justice Ayo Salami (retd), at the State House, Abuja.
The Salami Panel, which was inaugurated by Buhari in July, was given 45 days to carry out its assignment, but the timeframe was later extended after it requested for more time
The position of Salami followed reports in the media that he regrets serving on the panel.
The Minister offered the explanation in a statement by his spokesperson, Dr. Umar Gwandu, on Thursday.
The panel is currently probing allegation of corruption against the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The trouble began at about 11:50am when Wahab Shittu, who has been appearing for Magu, stood up to introduce other members of the legal team