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Magu’s probe will be ‘shocking’ – Garba Shehu



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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has provided an insight into what is likely to be the outcome of the ongoing probe of the former EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, saying that it would be shocking to Nigerians.

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He advised Nigerians to be ready for surprises, while he said that criticisms trailing the Justice Salami led interagency presidential panel should be ignored.

Speaking on Channels on ‘Politics Today’ on Sunday, the spokesperson to the President stressed that there were hindsight of cases that would embarrass President Buhari temporarily, but at the end, Buhari would be vindicated.

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Responding to a question on claims by Magu’s lawyers that the probe was a witch-hunt, Shehu said:

“I guess this is a question for the Justice Ayo Salami panel and I must say that panel is composed of some of this country’s most honoured people with integrity who will do the right thing. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“I am not going to pre-empt the panel investigation but I just advice Nigerians to hold their hearts in their hands. By the time they are done with this job and they come out with the reports prepare yourselves for surprises.

“I don’t know what will come out but if the sense we are getting from what is being done over there is anything to go by, I think that Nigerians should not be confused by any outbursts by anybody.”

“The probe of Magu could cause temporary embarrassment to the President, but in the end, the government would be vindicated.

Magu was being investigated over 20 allegations against him in a petition forwarded to the presidency by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Among the many allegations brought against Magu is that he bought a house in Dubai worth over N550m while the interest accrued to N550bn recovered funds could not be accounted for.

The Presidency had suspended Magu and about 11 directors of the EFCC to allow for a seamless investigation.

The former Acting Chairman was released from detention after spending ten days on the order of the panel.


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