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Magu Was Not Charged Or Convicted But Investigated – Presidency

Magu Was Not Charged Or Convicted But Investigated – Presidency

Upon release of the suspended chairman of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, by the Nigerian Police Force, the presidency has reacted to this development.

The presidency of the federal republic of Nigeria has reacted on wednesday the release of EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu by the Nigerian Police, stating that Magu was never convicted of crime but was rather investigated.

In an interview with ChannelTv, the Special Advicer To The President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said that rather than criticizing the government for the quick release of Ibrahim Magu, investigated by Justice Ayo Salami-led panel, it should rather be thumbs-Up to Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in stand against corruption.

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“Mr Magu is not being tried, at least not yet because what lawyers call prima facie has not been built against him.

“He is rather going through investigation. So it is a plus for the anti-corruption war rather than something that will rebuild the bite and impact of that war,” he said.

He added that no public officer is above the law but can be investigated and prosecuted at any time if found wanting.

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