In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

Panel Probes Magu Over Alleged Possession Of Dubai Properties

Panel Probes Magu Over Alleged Ownership Of Dubai Properties

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu

In keeping with a report by The PUNCH, the suspended performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibrahim Magu’s issues worsened on Wednesday because the presidential panel investigating corruption allegations towards him shifted its focus to properties he allegedly acquired in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

The suspended EFCC boss, who has been within the police custody since his arrest on Monday, was interrogated for the third time on Wednesday.

The PUNCH additionally gathered that recent allegations emerged towards Magu because the panel continued its sitting simply as he was once more detained after Wednesday’s interrogation.

Magu was accosted by safety brokers in plain garments in entrance of the outdated EFCC headquarters on Fomella Avenue, Wuse 2, Abuja, at midday on Monday and compelled to seem earlier than the panel.

He has been in police custody on the Power Felony Investigation Division, Garki, since Monday from the place he has been showing earlier than the panel to answer questions on the allegations raised towards him by the Lawyer-Basic and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Like what occurred on Monday and Tuesday when the panel quizzed Magu for a number of hours, journalists have been once more on Wednesday not allowed entry to the Previous Banquet Corridor of the Presidential Villa,  venue of the interrogation.

Some State Home reporters who tried to enter the press gallery positioned contained in the constructing have been politely turned again.

Even those that tried to park their autos within the automotive park of the ability have been requested to utilize different parks inside the Presidential Villa.

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The PUNCH gathered that the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel was desirous about establishing if certainly Magu purchased properties overseas, significantly in Dubai, the place he was stated to have travelled to a number of occasions on official and personal visits.

It was additional learnt that the panel additionally was preoccupied with allegations that  N39bn  had been diverted from the recovered loot.

Sources stated the panel would perform forensics on paperwork recovered from Magu’s home in addition to an evaluation of his earnings and financial institution information.

A supply acknowledged,  “The panel is working to confirm allegations that Magu has properties in Dubai and different components of the world. It’s also probing an allegation that funds have been diverted from recovered loot.

“I don’t understand how far the panel has gone in exploring these attention-grabbing angles, however actual property titles and financial institution information would depart a path that can not be hidden. The panel deliberate to topic paperwork recovered from Magu’s residence and workplace to forensic evaluation.”

After being questioned for eight hours on Wednesday,  Magu was taken again in police custody, the place he spent Monday and Tuesday nights.

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