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Magu Kicks As Malami Fails To Appear Before Presidential Panel


The suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu has reacted to the failure of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to honour the invitation of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the activities of the anti-graft agency.

Malami had earlier said he would gladly testify before the panel headed by Ayo Salami, retired president of the court of appeal, if summoned but on Wednesday, the AGF declined the invitation to appear before the panel as a witness against the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),

Magu is being investigated over allegations of corruption which Malami levelled against him.

In a statement by Umar Gwandu, his media aide, Malami explained that the terms of the invitation extended to him by the panel runs contrary to constitutional provisions.

He said appearing as a witness before it must do the panel within the provisions of the constitution, adding that his office empowers him to serve a supervisory role.

“In establishing propriety or otherwise of the presence of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice whose responsibility is to hold constitutional order one must root same within the constitutional provisions,” the statement read.

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