The report of the Minister of Justice and Lawyer Basic of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), will determine if the Performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, will retain his job.
The Presidency had, in a press release on Sunday, stated President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the AGF to analyze all prime authorities officers accused of corruption.
The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, within the assertion, mentioned any official discovered responsible of the allegations levelled towards her or him wouldn’t escape prosecution.
“The eye of the Presidency has been drawn to quite a few stories within the media, through which numerous accusations of corruption have been levelled towards some prime officers within the administration.
“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Legal professional-Basic of the Federation to analyze the involvement of any high authorities officers accused of any incorrect-doing. If any of them are liable, they won’t escape prosecution,” the assertion had learn.
The Senate had, on Thursday final week, refused to substantiate Magu because the EFCC chairman as requested by Buhari, citing a unfavorable “safety report” on the anti-graft company’s boss by the Division of State Companies.
The DSS, within the report, had mentioned Magu had failed integrity take a look at and can be unfit to drive the anti-graft struggle of the federal government.
Apart from Magu, different prime authorities officers just lately accused of corruption embody the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, and the Chief of Employees to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari.
It was gathered that Malami was anticipated to ahead the studies on his investigations to the President in January, which might decide the destiny of the federal government officers.
It was learnt that the Senate Majority Chief, Senator Ali Ndume; the Nationwide Safety Adviser, Main Gen. Babagana Monguno; and a former Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, had been making strikes to save lots of Magu by reaching out to the President.
Findings, nevertheless, confirmed that the President had but to take a closing resolution on the report of the DSS, which said that Magu was not eligible for the submit.
It was gathered that a personal assembly between Buhari and Ndume on Monday was a part of efforts to avoid wasting the EFCC boss.
A dependable supply, who was aware of the assembly, instructed one in every of our correspondents that the President was eager on conducting an unbiased investigation into the allegations towards Magu within the DSS report.
The supply added that the findings of the investigation would decide if Magu can be dropped or not.
The supply said, “Ndume could be very near the President and one in all his closest supporters. The Senate Chief’s go to to Buhari was non-public however Magu’s subject was raised.
“Ndume made the President to know that there’s a conspiracy towards the person however the fact will at all times prevail and evil won’t ever succeed over evil. Anyone have to be there to do the job and it can’t be enterprise as standard.
“Ndume advised the President that the Senate had not rejected Magu. He additionally instructed the President that the content material of the DSS report was not an indictment however mere allegations, the explanation why the President ordered the Legal professional-Common of the Federation to conduct an investigation.”
However Ndume, in an interview with State Home correspondents after the assembly with the president on Monday, mentioned there was no reality within the stories that the Senate rejected the nomination of Magu because the EFCC chairman.
He mentioned what the Senate had carried out was to step down Magu’s screening till points surrounding the safety report regarding him had been cleared.
Ndume said, “Let me say categorically that the Senate didn’t reject Ibrahim Magu because the chairman (of the EFCC).
“What occurred was that we slated his affirmation for Thursday. Then, we had a difficulty of a letter from the Division of State Providers that might not permit us to proceed with the affirmation
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