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Magu Probe: Buhari constitutes Justice Salami panel to judicial commission of enquiry

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry, to investigate the alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets, levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu by the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami.

The letter approving the judicial panel was reportedly made available to Magu on Saturday, August 8. According to the letter, the panel is given 45 days “from its first public sitting” to submit its report.

The President named a 7-man panel, still headed by former Appeal Court President, 1,Justice Ayo Salami (rtd) – North Central (Kwara) as the Chairman.

Other members of the panel drawn from across the country are:
DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael (Nigeria Police Force)- South-South – Deputy Chairman
Muhammad Abubakar Babadoko (Ministry of Justice)- North Central- Member,
Hassan Yahaya Abdullahi (DSS) – North Central (Member)
Muhammad Shamsuddeen (OAGF)- North West (Member)
Douglas Egweme (NFIU) – South-East (Member)
Barr Kazeem Attitebi – South-West – Secretary.

Magu was arrested by a combined team of DSS operatives and officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) on July 6, 2020, and then taken before the panel.

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