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Probe Panel Asks Buhari To Sack, Prosecute Magu For Corruption – Report

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The Justice Ayo Salami probe panel set up to investigate corruption allegations against the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, , has recommended his sack to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Cable reports.

Probe Panel Asks Buhari To Sack, Prosecute Magu For Corruption - Report
Probe Panel Asks Buhari To Sack, Prosecute Magu For Corruption – Report

Quoting the interim report sent to the president on Wednesday, the newspaper disclosed that the President was also asked to prosecute Magu over allegations of corruption and abuse of office.

Magu is also accused of violating the code of conduct law by allegedly failing to declare his assets when he assumed office in 2015.

The panel also recommended that the appointment of a new chairman for the anti-graft agency “without further delay”.

Magu was accused of misappropriating recovered loot and sold seized assets to his associates.

He was also alleged to have purchased a property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates using a pastor as a conduit.

He has since denied all the allegations which he described as “nonsense”, once saying: “what I am going through is a case of dog eats dog”.

The former acting chairman of has also accused the panel of not giving him fair hearing.

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