The Lawyer Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has begun investigations into numerous allegations in opposition to some prime Federal Authorities officers as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.
Our correspondents learnt on Tuesday that following the President’s directive, the AGF had, on Monday, issued a question to the Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
Sources within the Federal Ministry of Justice and the EFCC confirmed that the question was delivered to Magu on Monday.
It was learnt that the question was accompanied by allegations contained within the safety report ready by the Division of State Companies and upon which the Senate had, final Thursday, rejected his affirmation because the EFCC chairman.
“The AGF has began implementing the directive by the President. I can affirm to you that the minister has taken step one by querying the Performing Chairman of the EFCC,” a supply within the Federal Ministry of Justice mentioned.
The supply might, nevertheless, not affirm what step the AGF had taken on the allegations levelled in opposition to the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal.
The supply may additionally not affirm the ultimatum issued to Magu to reply to the question.
In the meantime, a supply near the appearing chairman of the fee stated the anti-corruption officer had obtained the question.
He mentioned he had already commenced getting ready his defence to the allegations raised by the DSS.
The supply added, “Sure, he has obtained the question with the DSS report despatched to the Senate on him.
“Sarcastically, the question solely incorporates one of many letters written by the DSS to the Senate.
“I feel he has no downside with the question, however the query being requested by some folks is that, he should have been given time to reply to the allegations earlier than the Senate took that place.”
The letter, dated October three, was addressed to the Clerk of the Senate, in response to a letter by the Senate, dated September 21, 2016, asking for Magu’s safety examine.
The report, which listed a number of alleged offences towards the EFCC boss, stated his affirmation would frustrate the anti-graft drive of the Buhari-led administration.
A part of the allegations in opposition to Magu was his being in possession of EFCC paperwork in his non-public residence throughout the chairmanship of Farida Waziri.
The DSS additionally made reference to the circumstances surrounding Magu’s arrest, detention and suspension by the Nigeria Police.
The key service additionally alleged that the sum of N40m was paid for the rented house, which prices N20m each year, the place the appearing EFCC chairman presently resides in Abuja.
It added that the lodging was not paid for from the fee’s account however by a presidential appointee, who had been below investigation.
The DSS alleged that after renting the condo for Magu, the pal awarded a N43m contract for the furnishing of the lodging.
The appointee, who’s a retired Air Commodore, was mentioned to be an in depth affiliate and ally of Magu, and allegedly “runs questionable enterprise” and was as soon as arrested by the service.
The report, which cleared the opposite 4 EFCC appointees, mentioned Magu flew a non-public jet owned by the retired army officer.
The service additionally claimed that the EFCC boss was as soon as in the identical flight to Maiduguri with a Managing Director of one of many new era banks, who it alleged, was below investigation.
The Senate had, at plenary on Wednesday, referred to as for the removing and prosecution of the SGF following alleged complicity in contract awards to handle the Internally Displaced Individuals within the North-East.
This adopted the presentation of the interim report of the Senate Advert hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Disaster within the North-East by the Chairman of the Committee, Shehu Sani.
The decision for Lawal’s elimination adopted alleged contravention of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act and the Federal Authorities’s Monetary Guidelines an
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