EFCC: Magu’s Removal Not Enough, All Those Who Bought Seized Assets Should Be Uncovered – Fayose
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called for full investigation into the sales of properties seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under its suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
In a tweet on Friday, Fayose said the ongoing probe of Magu, who is facing a presidential panel over alleged infractions, must also seek to uncover all acolytes of the embattled ex-EFCC chair.
The former governor said that those recovered loots that were ‘re-looted’ must be ‘re-recovered’, adding that “Nigerians are interested in the identities of buyers of the properties seized by EFCC and how they were sold.”
“There must be full investigation into the sales of properties seized by the EFCC under Magu. Those recovered loots that were ‘relooted’ must be ‘re-recovered’. The probe must not be just to achieve the sole aim of removing Magu from office.
“Nigerians must know beneficiaries of the seized properties and how they were sold because most of these properties were bought by associates of Magu, including some so-called human rights lawyers.
“These human rights lawyers were his promoters and today, they are the ones defending him because they know that if this investigation goes deeper than just looking for what Magu did wrong so as to remove him from office, their dirty secrets will be revealed for Nigerians to see.
“This investigation must not end up as their usual paddy-paddy arrangement. It should not end up as a tool just to remove Magu because removing him will not be enough, the loots already ‘relooted’ must be ‘re-recovered’ and those who ‘relooted’ the loots brought to book.
“Also, those holding money and properties in trust for Magu as well as those who must have helped him to launder money must be revealed,” he said.
KanyiDaily had reported that Magu has been in detention since his arrest on Monday, July 6, 2020, where he is being probed by Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel over allegations of corruption, insurbodination and re-looting of recovered funds.