The travails of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, might not be ending anytime soon as the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has invited him for questioning.
It’s been understands that the invitation handed to Magu by the CCB was contained in a letter dated November 2, 2020, with reference number CCB/HQ/II&M/007/2093.
Magu is expected to appear before the anti-corruption agency on November 17, 2020, documents obtained by an online news platform, Peoples Gazette revealed.
The document said the suspended EFCC Chairman was asked to come along with acknowledgment copies of all asset declaration forms since joining the public service as well as his payslips and land documents.
In the letter, the embattled Magu was addressed as ‘former chairman’ of the EFCC even though he had not yet been officially sacked.
The letter read in part, “The bureau is investigating a case of alleged breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers against Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, the former acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
You are expected to come along with certified true copies of the following documents: Acknowledgment slips of all your asset declarations to Code of Conduct Bureau since you joined the public service.
“Copies of your appointment letter, acceptance, records of service, and payslips from January to May 2020. All documents of your landed properties both developed and undeveloped.”
This online news platform understands that the letter is coming after Magu was in July 2020, suspended based on allegations levelled against him by a panel set up by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).
The suspended EFCC Chairman was accused of buying a home in Dubai worth over N570m and being unable to account for the interest accrued to over N500bn recovered by the EFCC but he denied the allegations.
Following this, President Muhammadu Buhari set up a panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, a former President of the Court of Appeal, to look into the allegations.
The President also suspended over 13 senior EFCC officials loyal to Magu, including the EFCC Secretary, Ola Olukoyede, pending the outcome of the probe but the panel has yet to submit its report five months later.