‘False asset declaration’: Magu finally appears before CCB
The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has submitted himself before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Abuja.
Recall that the CCB had summoned Magu over alleged failure to declare some of his assets.
The CCB requested Magu in a letter dated November 2, 2020 to come along with the certificate 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”.
Magu through his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, had asked the CCB for an extension of time to enable him gain access to the relevant documents as required.
According to TheCable report, the suspended EFCC chairman was at CCB office in Abuja on Thursday.
TheCable also reported that Magu could not be attended to as the CCB was having CCB was having its annual lecture with its theme “fighting corruption for socio-economic development”.
Consequently, Magu was said to have returned to the CCB on Friday, December 4 where he was questioned for hours.”
When contacted to speak on Magu’s visit, the spokesman of CCB, Adetola Olusegin said: “I’m not in the position to speak about anything now.”
Recall that the CCB had earlier stated that it would prosecute Magu for allegedly failing to list dormant a bank account (First Bank) and a property in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, in his asset declaration form.
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