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Fayose Calls On EFCC, DSS, Police, Army To Ensure Magu Does Not Escape Justice

Fayose Calls On EFCC, DSS, Police, Army To Ensure Magu Does


Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Department Of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Police, and other security agencies to ensure that suspended acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu does not escape justice. 

Ibrahim Magu has been in news for the wrong reasons following allegations of corruption which eventually led to his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. 

Reacting to the news via his official Twitter handle, Fayose called on all security agencies to ensure the embattled Magu does not escape justice. 

Reminding Nigerians of how he was unjustly treated by Magu and the EFCC despite having immunity against prosecution as a sitting governor, Fayose calls for the same treatment for the embattled suspended acting chairman. 

He tweeted: "Just as Magu directed that I be placed on "Watch-list" even when I had immunity as a sitting gov, Magu too must be placed on watch-list so that he won't run away. EFCC, DSS, Customs, Police, Immigration, Army, Navy, Air Force, others, over to you.  What goes around comes around."

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked the Buhari-led administration to show the genuineness of its war against corruption by asking Magu to step aside for proper investigation into allegations against him. 

Magu spent last night in police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja, after he was quizzed on Monday for about six hours by a Presidential panel, chaired by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami. 

The panel was constituted by Buhari to probe various allegations levelled against Magu following a petition by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS). 

Malami’s memo allegedly accused Magu of diversion of recovered loot. With other allegations reportedly including: Discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC on recovered funds; Leaking investigative reports to the media before going to court; Sale of seized assets to cronies, associates and friends; Shortfall of N35 billion in his declaration of recovered funds; Insubordination to the AGF; Not providing enough evidences for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke; Ignoring court order to unfreeze N7 billion despite judgment in favour of a suspect.

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