Magu probe: Salami panel summons Defence minister, chief of naval staff, former EFCC chairman, others
The Justice Ayo Salami panel which is probing the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has summoned the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas; and a former Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde
Others summoned by the panel include- the Director General of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Modibbo Hamman-Tukur; EFCC’s Acting Director, Directorate of Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Management, Mr Aliyu Yusuf; an EFCC lawyer, Bala Sanga; and one Isa Dongoyaro.
They are expected to respond to questions regarding allegations that Magu diverted some recovered funds and properties.
The summons, contained in a notice titled ‘Subpoena Duces Dictum And Ad Testificandum, was issued based on the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (CAP T21, LFN, 2004).
Parts of the notice read, “You are commanded in the name of the Presidnnt and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend this judicial commission of inquiry at Abuja from day to day until the above matter is tried for the purpose of giving evidence.”