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Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Crownbefitsme(f): 6:51am On Jul 28
Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu has submitted a 78-page defence to the Presidential Investigation Committee, that he is innocent of all allegations against him.

Magu described the allegations as false and aimed at bringing him into disrepute.

He said he never disrespected the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), who has authority to prosecute all cases.

He also claimed that he did not sell seized assets to cronies because no recovered properties had been sold since he came on board. He denied operating slush accounts through proxies.

He said: “I am always transparent in the exercise of my official duties and there is no official decision that I have taken as the Acting Chairman of the Commission which was not a product of transparent process and in compliance with the statutory provisions

“The Commission did not oppose the enactment of the proceeds of crime Bill, 2019 but was opposed to some negative and far-reaching provisions of the bill which will impede and reverse the anti-corruption agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria considering the negative impact of Section 162(3) of proceeds of Crime Bill 2019 will have on the tracing and recovery of proceeds of crimes in Nigeria, Mr. President in his wisdom declined assent to the bill.”

Magu insisted that no single recovered property had been sold since his assumption of office in 2015.

He said: “The Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations 2019 made by the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation without the intervention of the National Assembly seeks to divest the commission of its statutory power to trace, recover and institute non-conviction based for future proceedings in court. This conflicts with the statutory mandates and powers conferred on the commission to the National Assembly.
“In paragraph B (10), it was alleged that most of the forfeited assets are sold without anyone knowing or having proper record and recourse to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing that has the mandate to undertake evaluation of such properties.

“It was also alleged that some of the assets have been taken over by officials of the commission while some are sold at a giveaway price to my friends and cronies.

“It was further alleged that I maintained different accounts including using proxies who return the benefits of the sold assets to me and that the proceeds of the purported sales were used to acquire properties in the name of my proxies.

“Sir, I deny each and every allegations contained in paragraph B(10) of the petition as they are totally false, untrue and merely targeted at destroying my hard-earned reputation as an incorruptible officer.

“That contrary to the allegations, I know as a fact and verily believe that since my assumption of office as the Acting Chairman of the Commission, not a single recovered property has been sold and the proceeds fraudulently converted.

“All steps taken by me in respect of recovered and forfeited assets were in accordance with powers conferred on me by the Act of the National Assembly with established the commission.”

He said although the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari in February 2018, directed EFCC not to dispose of assets, he drew the attention of Vice President to the depreciation of some of the assets in July 2018.

He said: “Also, by a letter reference number SH/COS/34/ 25/ A/475 dated 22/2/18, the Chief of Staff to the President directed the commission not to take any step towards the sale, disposal or other dealing with the recovered and forfeited assets unless otherwise directed.

“In demonstrating my total commitment towards ensuring that the Federal Government of Nigeria derives the full economic benefit and in order to prevent the dissipation of forfeited assets, on the 17th of July 2018, I wrote a letter to His Excellency, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN (Chairman, Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery) wherein I informed him of the steps taken by the commission to prevent economic loss as a result of the depreciating nature of the forfeited assets, the challenges we are encountering and the need to urgently dispose of the perishable and depreciating forfeited assets.

On the irreconcilable differences of the non-cash assets, Magu said there were no such things.

He added: The commission did not make any conflicting submissions or returns in respect of the non-cash assets as the PCARA never informed me or the commission of any difficulty it faced as a result of the information we provided.”

He said he has never disobeyed the directives of the President and he was not guilty of insubordination to the AGF as alleged.

He added: “I have never disobeyed any directives and regulations of Mr. President whether in relation to the management of the recovered and forfeited assets or any sundry issues.

“In the discharge of my official functions, I am bound to comply with the provisions of various enabling laws enacted by the National Assembly which confer certain special powers on the commission in respect of recovered and forfeited assets which are in conflict with the regulations of HAGF.

“The power to prosecute cases was not what I can arrogate to myself. Before I became the Acting Chairman of the commission, it has exercised its statutory power to institute criminal charges where prima facie evidence is made out without seeking for the consent of HAGF. As a matter of fact, the the various decisions of our appellate courts are that the commission does not need the consent/fiat of the HAGF to institute criminal charges.

“Notwithstanding the position of the law, and the powers statutorily conferred on the commission to institute criminal proceedings, I have constantly briefed the HAGF in respect of our activities.

“Apart from my direct briefings, I also appointed a liaison officer to coordinate the official relationship between the commission and the Federal Ministry of Justice.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/magu-sends-defence-to-salami-panel/

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Brandstudio01: 6:53am On Jul 28
Innocent ni innocent ko
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by janedonez(m): 6:55am On Jul 28
Another week, another story

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Maple51: 6:56am On Jul 28
Lol. Good bye Magu, you fought a good fight. I'll suggest you retire quietly though make them no embarrass you further

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Prmedia: 7:04am On Jul 28
Lol...Pele magu


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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by dangermouse(m): 7:13am On Jul 28
Power is indeed transcient. A big lesson to others.

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by FirstSon01: 7:20am On Jul 28
I just pray this man is innocent. Going to prison to meet all the people he arrested and sent there won't be funny for him.

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by ChEkWaSIyKe(f): 7:23am On Jul 28
I don't have that time to start reading his defense. If they found him guity, let him be punished according to the law

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by FlordFlorez(m): 8:04am On Jul 28
If u are innocent then hushpuppi is innocent too.

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:45am On Jul 28
We are patiently waiting to get to the root of this serious issue.
If guilty he should face the law squarely,
If not, let justice prevail.

There is more than meet the eye in this matter.
Some corrupt people may be behind all these, according to Oga Chidi.
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More from Oga Chidi below. .....


I weep as I write this.
I weep because it hurts that people would have the audacity to misinterpret the noble actions of a man of integrity like Mr Magu.
But I shall weep no more. Instead,
I will expose the grand web of lies and conspiracies by the cabal at work here!
All you keypad warriors don’t know anything.
I will prove that Mr Magu is a true patriot and an innocent man!
I have looked at the eyes of several of his pictures and what I see there is an innocent man!
It is better to let 100 criminals go free than to wrongfully imprison 1 innocent man. I rest my case.
Sincerely,
A Concerned Citizen


We are patiently waiting for the Grand finale.

May justice prevail, Guilty or Not Guilty!

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:46am On Jul 28
FlordFlorez:
If u are innocent then hushpuppi is innocent too.
By their posts, you will know them.
Supporters of fraudsters. cool

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Sensitivity(m): 8:46am On Jul 28
He really deserves this grin

Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Slawormir: 8:46am On Jul 28
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:47am On Jul 28
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by money121(m): 8:47am On Jul 28
Ok
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by mrkings84(m): 8:47am On Jul 28
Pls what exactly did he say?
This thing is too long for me to read this morning.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by LandMann: 8:48am On Jul 28
Malami is the evil agent sent to destroy magu.. malami too should go

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by oluwaseunamos33(m): 8:48am On Jul 28
hmmmmmmmmmm super story season 4 in episode 2 from part 5
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by walozanga(m): 8:49am On Jul 28
MAGU dog wey chop bone wey they hang on en neck
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by NettyNelly(m): 8:49am On Jul 28
Did he just say he's innocent of the allegations?
Well, who knows, maybe he stopped dancing to the tunes of ogas.

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by NaijaOlosho(f): 8:49am On Jul 28
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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by LastNL: 8:49am On Jul 28
I am not sure if this man is innocent oooo but I also believe that even that Salami is not innocent too!

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by NigeriaIsDoomed: 8:50am On Jul 28
Thief Magu sends defense to Salami's panel.
That thief is lucky that this is Nigeria where criminals rule otherwise he would have joined his thiefing ancestors.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Goldencheese(m): 8:51am On Jul 28
Let justice be served if he is found guilty and if he is not found guilty, let justice also be served.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by FaAbokiWithSuit(m): 8:52am On Jul 28
Nice one
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by adonainana: 8:53am On Jul 28
Comes this panel,

How does it conform with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

A panel of ex judges to examine and cross examine a withness under Oath.

This name its called in a country that works is a Court of Law.

A court of Law properly constituted, with an impartial judge.

The prosecution say their own side of the story
And Magu mounts his defence

Not this type of kangaroo tribunal or panel

Reminds me of Abacha oputa panel,

A kangaroo court of no legal existence.

Now to even become more embarassing, im sure after he has mounted his defence, the salami man would open his mouth and find him guilty as charged grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Then off he would be going to house arrest, and the rest is history, what a shame.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by IYANGBALI: 8:57am On Jul 28
I just hope his defence will not be like that of arsenal fc
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by 1759ademola: 8:57am On Jul 28
Magic don't mind them. It's because you're nailing their Corrupt in-laws and friends.
Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by IYANGBALI: 8:59am On Jul 28
LandMann:
Malami is the evil agent sent to destroy magu.. malami too should go
even their father Buhari too should go

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Re: Magu Sends Defence To Salami Panel by Elvictor: 8:59am On Jul 28
NaijaOlosho:
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aunty you wan sell your market? how X relate o this serious matter na?

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