Malami Starts Probe of DSS Allegations Against Magu, Queries EFCC Boss
Following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that the allegations of corruption leveled against some top officials of his administration be investigated, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has issued a query to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, the Punch is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Malami sent the query, which was accompanied by allegations contained in the security report prepared by the Department of State Services(DSS), to Magu on Monday
“The AGF has started enforcing the directive by the President. I can confirm to you that the minister has taken the first step by querying the Acting Chairman of the EFCC,” a source in the Federal Ministry of Justice said.
However, the source could not confirm if the AGF had taken any step towards investigating the allegation against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal.
Though it is not known if Magu has responded to the query, a source within the anti-graft commission confirmed the receipt of the query. The source stated that the EFCC boss was preparing his defence to the allegations.
“Yes, he has received the query with the DSS report sent to the Senate on him. Ironically, the query only contains one of the letters written by the DSS to the Senate.
“I think he has no problem with the query, but the question being asked by some people is that, he ought to have been given time to respond to the allegations before the Senate took that position.”
The DSS report, which listed several alleged offences against the EFCC boss, said his confirmation would frustrate the anti-graft drive of the Buhari-led administration.
It also stated that Magu was found in possession of EFCC documents in his private residence during the chairmanship of Farida Waziri.
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