President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the report of the Presidential Panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, probing Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was disclosed on Friday in a Twitter post on the media aide to the President, Bashir Ahmaad.
He said, “Today at the State House, Abuja, President @MBuhari received the report of the Presidential Panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, probing Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”
The panel headed by Mr Salami, a former President of the Appeal Court was supposed to have sent in its report in August – but it asked for more time to conclude its assignment.
This was after it failed to meet the presidential directive to submit its interim reports not later than 45 days starting “from its first public sitting.”
Magu was investigated over allegations of graft and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Malami, whose complaint led to the suspension of Mr Magu in July after five years as acting EFCC chairperson, had declined to appear before the panel to defend his allegations.
He had in a series of letters to the president accused Mr Magu of diverting billions of naira of recovered funds, as well as failing to act timely on a presidential directive to investigate the controversial $9.6 billion P&ID British firm that secured a gas contract in Nigeria.
Magu was also accused of purchasing a property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates through a Nigerian cleric, Emmanuel Omale.