By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
It is more problematic for the suspended interim president of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as he has been summoned to appear before the Office of the Code of Conduct, CCB, on November 17, with documents of all his properties.
The CCB, in a letter that was signed by its Director of Intelligence, Investigation and Monitoring, Gwimi S. P, also ordered Magu to produce proof of receipt of all the patrimonial declarations that he made since he entered the public service.
He stressed that all the documents requested must be Certified True Copies, CTC.
Other documents the ousted EFCC head was ordered to make available to the Office included copies of his Letter of Appointment, Acceptance, Service Records and Pay Receipts from January to May 2020.
The CCB, in the November 2 invitation letter, the copy of which was seen on Friday, emphasized that Magu should provide documents related to its developed and undeveloped land holdings.
The Office said it has launched an investigation into a case of alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officials, filed against Magu.
The letter read: “The Office is investigating a case of alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officials against Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“In view of the above, you are invited to an interview scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Hours 11am.
“Location: CCB Interview Room, Floor 5, Annex 3, Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama Abuja.
“It is expected to come with Certified True Copies (CTC) of the following:
“Receipt of receipt of all your Assets Declaration to the Office of the Code of Conduct since you joined the public service.
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“Copies of your letter of appointment, acceptance, service records and pay stubs from January to May 2020
“All your real estate documents, both developed and undeveloped.
“The invitation is made in accordance with the mandate and power of the Office enshrined in Annex 3, Part 1, Paragraph 3 (e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; Section 137 (a) and (b) and 138 (a) and (b) of the Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and Section 104 of the Evidence Act 2011.
“Treat as urgent please.”
The CCB’s summons came about four months after Magu was suspended from office by President Muhammadu Buhari following allegations of corruption brought against him by the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAINT.
Since then, Magu had appeared before a presidential Judicial Inquiry Commission headed by a former president of the Court of Appeal, Judge Isa Ayo Salami, to respond to the charges against him.
Some of the accusations against Magu bordered on abuse of power and mismanagement of assets and finances recovered from the federal government from May 2015 to May 2020.
Among other things, the AGF accused him of “not acting in the best general interest of the country.”
Malami insisted that at the EFCC under Magu, there was “mismanagement and lack of transparency in the management of recovered assets; diversion of recovered assets for personal enrichment ”.
In addition, he accused Magu of “neglecting the investigation of the P&ID case as indicated by the president;
“Flagrant disobedience to directives and court orders for the following; Final Report of the Presidential Committee for the Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA): Bad management and lack of transparency in the management of recovered assets ”.
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