CCB summons Magu, demands documents of his assets

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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has asked Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to appear before it on Tuesday.

The CCB invitation comes at a time Magu is being investigated by a presidential panel over alleged misappropriation of recovered assets under his watch as head of the anti-graft agency.

In a letter dated November 2, 2020, and signed by SP Gwimi, CCB’s director of intelligence, investigation and monitoring, Magu was asked to come along with documents of his assets.

“The Bureau is investigating a case of alleged breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officer against Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, the former Acting Chairman, Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),” the letter read.

“In view of the foregoing, you are invited for an interview scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday 17 November, 2020. Times 11am Prompt. “Venue: CCB Interview Room, 5 Floor, Annex 3, Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama Abuja.

“You are expected to come along with the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the following:

“Acknowledgement slips of all your assets declaration to the Code of Conduct Bureau since you joined public service.

“Copies of your Appointment Letter, Acceptance, Records of Service and Pay Slips from January to May, 2020.

“All documents of your landed properties, both developed and undeveloped.

“The invitation is made pursuant to the mandate and power of the Bureau as enshrined in the 3 Schedule, Part 1, Paragraph 3 (e) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; Section 137 (a) and (b) and 138 (a) and (b) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and Section 104 of evidence Act 2011.”

In July, it was reported that the CCB was preparing charges against Magu. Magu would be arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which handles the cases of public officials who fail to declare their assets.

His lawyer has denied the allegation that he did not declare his assets.

The panel probing Magu asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fire and prosecute him for corruption.

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