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Lawyer to Salami Panel: I was hired to incriminate Magu

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An Abuja-based lawyer, Victor Giwa, says his former client, Donald Wokoma, hired him to incriminate the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Giwa made this known in a letter dated August 15 and addressed to Justice Ayo Salami, the Chairman of the Presidential Panel probing the allegations leveled against Magu by the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the activities of the EFCC under Magu.

Recall that Wokoma had accused Magu of attempted extortion in the region of N75 million Giwa. In his testimony before the committee, Wokoma reportedly presented an audiotape of his conversation with Giwa in order to implicate Magu.

But according to the letter, Giwa alleged that Wokoma had made a desperate move to lure him to nail the suspended acting EFCC chairman.

“I, Victor Giwa, request to provide additional information to state that the said information and petition was borne out of a desperate move of Donald Wokoms to lure me into indicting the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu of the EFCC, with a promise that his money will be released,” Giwa said.

“My refusal was what has led to the presentation of an audio recording of client-lawyer conversation which is privilege information.

“I will be grateful if I am given the opportunity to give additional facts.”

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