In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, July, 2020

What Magu’s Suspension Means – Attorneys Converse Up

What Magu's Suspension Means - Lawyers Speak Up

Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu

In line with Vanguard, some legal professionals in Lagos on Friday counseled the suspension of the Performing Chairman, Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, by President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged corruption.

In interviews with the Newsmen in Lagos, the legal professionals stated the suspension strengthened the precept that no one might be above the legislation.

They stated that Magu’s suspension would allow free and truthful investigations into the allegations levelled towards him.

Recall  that Magu is presently being investigated by a presidential panel over allegations of corruption.

Mr Chibuikem Opara, a lawyer on the Justification Regulation Agency, Ikeja, stated the president took an excellent step in suspending the EFCC performing chairman to point out his dedication to the struggle towards corruption.

“One benefit of Magu’s suspension is that it reinforces the precept that no one is above the legislation.

“The revelation herein is that this has proven the extent of corruption within the nation.

“A state of affairs the place the chairman of an anti-corruption company is enmeshed in corruption allegations doesn’t communicate effectively of the nation,” Opara stated.

He suggested that the motion mustn’t cease on the stage of suspension.


“If he’s discovered culpable, he ought to be charged to court docket,”
he stated.

Mr Ogedi Ogu, a lawyer on the Supply Chambers, Yaba, Lagos, informed NAN that Magu’s suspension was anticipated, contemplating the load of allegations towards him.


“It’s fascinating that his investigation is being carried out by the identical authorities that appointed him to point out non-tolerance to corruption by the federal government.

“It additionally reveals that no one is above the legislation. If there may be an allegation towards the holder of an workplace, it’s anticipated that an investigation ought to be launched.

“It’s an unlucky state of affairs to have the pinnacle of an anti-corruption company enmeshed in corruption allegations,” Ogu stated.

He urged the Federal Authorities to make sure conclusion of the investigation.

Ogu additionally urged that the period of EFCC media trial ought to finish by guaranteeing Magu’s prosecution, if indicted.

In line with him, that is one other check to point out our dedication as a nation within the warfare towards corruption.


“There isn’t any different apt alternative than now,”
Ogu stated.

One other Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Emmanuel Ofoegbu, stated, “Magu’s suspension is correct in order that the allegations towards him might be pretty and freely investigated.

“The president has confirmed that he’s completely dedicated to combating corruption irrespective of who’s concerned”.

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