The ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, witnessed a turn of events as Justice Ayo Salami sent his (Magu) lawyers out of the venue, according to Channels.
The Chairman of the presidential panel, Justice Salami, is probing the activities of the EFCC from 2015 to 2020, a period Magu was in charge.
According to reports, Salami ordered security operatives to walk out two lawyers on the legal team of the former EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu shortly after the lead lawyer, Wahab Shittu, introduced them.
Channels Television reports that trouble started when Shittu introduced the two lawyers as members of Magu’s legal team. However, Justice Salami interrupted him, insisting that only him (Shittu) would be allowed to defend the suspended EFCC acting Chairman.
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Last week, the suspended EFCC Chairman asked the panel to recall the witnesses who earlier testified against him in his absence at the ongoing corruption probe.
Magu’s letter dated September 4 was addressed to the Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, through his counsel, Wahab Shittu.
In his letter, he argued that the request to recall several witnesses was in the interest of fair hearing.