Former chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has made 7 demands from the Presidential inter-agency panel investigating him on Several allegations of Fraud and misconduct.
Magu, a controversial police commissioner, has been in detention since last week Monday after security operatives arrested him in Wuse II, Abuja. He is being investigated by a panel appointed by the Presidency, headed by Justice Ayo Salami, a former court of appeal.
On Friday Magu’s counsel, Wahab Shittu, pleaded with the Presidential Investigation Committee to grant him bail, saying that Magu needed the bail because the print and electronic media had taken undue advantage of his detention to launch a campaign of calumny against him.
Shittu also made seven demands from the Salami panel, saying that: “In view of our observations above, may we humbly request from your Lordship, the Chairman of the Committee and other distinguished members:
i) That our client will appreciate if afforded the privilege of the terms of reference of this distinguished Committee.
ii) That the petitions containing the allegations be given to our client to afford him the opportunity of knowing the allegations against him, study same and prepare a robust defence.
iii) That our client will appreciate the intervention of the Committee in ordering the release of our client from custody to enable him defend himself adequately and attend to his deteriorating health in custody.
iv) That our client be given adequate time to respond to the allegations against him including providing necessary materials and evidence before this Honourable Committee.
v) That our client be afforded the opportunity to confront the petitioners with his own defence.
vi) That witnesses be examined in his presence and that of his counsel.
vii) That our client be guaranteed his right to fair hearing including his right to liberty in the course of the proceedings of this distinguished Committee.