Buhari sets up judicial commission to probe Magu

The President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has approved the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate the alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

Vanguard reports that although Buhari’s letter approving the judiciary panel was written on July 3, 2020, its terms of reference and allegation against Magu were made available to him on Saturday, August 8.

It is understood that the panel has been given 45 days to submit its report within 45 days of its public sitting.

The President named a 7-man panel, which is still headed by the former Appeal Court President,

Justice Isa Ayo Salami (rtd) – North Central (Kwara) as the Chairman.

Other members, who are drawn from across the country are:

DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael (NPF)- South -South – Deputy Chairman

Muhammad Abubakar Babadoko (FMOJ)- North Central- Member

Hassan Yahaya Abdullahi (DSS) – North Central (Member)

Muhammad Shamsuddeen (OAGF)- North West (Member)

Douglas Egweme (NFIU) – South-East (Member)

Barr Kazeem Attitebi – South-West – Secretary.

Magu is facing a 22-count charge of embezzlement and gross misconduct.

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