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Malami Interfered With Several EFCC Investigations – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicted Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), in a response he wrote to the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel investigating him over corruption allegations.

Magu, who is fighting to clear his name, said in a 44-page document, titled: “RD: Alleged Case Of Conspiracy Enrichment Abuse Of Public Office And Other Infractions”, said the office of the attorney general of the federation has either interfered or less cooperative and supportive with several cases under investigation, as reported.

He revealed that the laidback attitude of the office of the attorney general of the federal has frustrated cases of extradition.

The embattled Magu further said the Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations 2019 made by Malami, was meant to reduce the powers of the EFCC.

He said: “In several cases under investigation, recovery and management of assets, the office of the AGF has either interfered with the process or has been less cooperative and supportive.

“Also, the laidback approach of the office of the AGF in particular in cases of extradition has not been helpful.

“Rather than strengthening the institutional capacity of the commission and the provisions of section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, the commission and its enabling statutes have been subjected to numerous attacks and blackmails majorly aimed at whittling down the powers of the commission.

“The Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations 2019, made by the AGF without the intervention of the National Assembly, seeks to divest the commission of its statutory powers to trace, recover and institute non-conviction based forfeiture proceedings in court.”

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