Thursday, 12 January 2017

Magu Vs SGF: AGF Submits Report

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, said he had submitted the report on the probe of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal.

Malami, who disclosed this to journalist monitored by our correspondent  in Abuja, said he submitted the report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday last week, adding that the President would have the final say on the document.
The President had, on December 18, 2016, directed Malami to probe all top government officials accused of corruption.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who announced the presidential directive, had said any of the government officials found guilty of the allegations levelled against them would not escape prosecution.

Based on the directive, the AGF had queried the SGF and the acting chairman of the EFCC over allegations levelled against them by the Senate and the Department of State Services respectively.

Malami, when asked if he had submitted his report on the investigations of Lawal and Magu, said, “Yes, Friday last week.”
The AGF explained that the report was laid before the President who ordered the probe
“It was submitted to the President,” he stated.

In the communication with urban express online on Wednesday, Mallami declined to comment on his recommendations and the contents of the report.

“It is a presidential document and the Presidency has the right to make statements over it and not the AGF,” he added.

Malami’s statement was in response to reports that he recommended that Magu should step aside while clearing Lawal of the allegations levelled against him.

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