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Salami: Magu, 113 witnesses appeared before our panel

Justice Ayo Salami, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has submitted the committee’s report to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He spoke while presenting the report at the State House in Abuja on Friday, according to a statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina.

Justice Salami said Magu, and 113 witnesses appeared and testified before the commission, adding that 46 petitions and memoranda were presented by individuals and organisations with complaints against the suspended Acting Chairman, EFCC or both.

He disclosed that the commission also embarked on a nationwide physical verification of recovered forfeited assets, comprising real estates, automobiles, vessels and non-cash assets.

Salami commended the President for the initiative to dispose all forfeited assets ”because of the poor condition of the assets we saw during our physical verification nationwide.”

He expressed profound gratitude to the President for giving the commission members a wonderful opportunity to serve the nation

Noting that the four chairmen of EFCC since inception were from the police, Salami also recommended that candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and core staff of the EFCC, as provided in the EFCC establishment Act of 2004, should be considered.

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