Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has declared that he is innocent of all allegations laid against him, saying that the allegations are untrue.
Magu said this in his defense document addressed to the Chairman of the Presidential Investigation Committee, Retired Justice Ayo Salami.
Daily Times reports that in the document dated July 20, 2020, Magu denied all the claims as untrue and a calculated attempt to tarnish his name.
He said that the recovered funds was not fraudulently converted for his personal use.
Magu challenged his accusers to produce evidence of such fraudulent conversion.
He said, ‘’Neither I, nor the EFCC, have ever threatened any Judicial Officer in the discharge of our official functions.
‘’There has been no mismanagement of or lack of transparency in the management of recovered assets under my leadership of the Commission.
‘’There has been no diversion of proceeds from recovered assets or personal enrichment on my part. A careful investigation into what has been recovered and what has been paid into the appropriate accounts will easily confirm this.’’
He lamented that since his appearance and subsequent detention on July 6, he has repeatedly sought the details of allegations and petitions against him personally and through his lawyers, but the request had not been obliged to date.
He responded to the three important issues bordering on the Report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA), Memo of the AGF to the President against him, and the alleged petitions addressed to the AGF which he said were already in the custody of the panel but not served on him.
Magu informed the panel that all his actions were documented and followed the prescribed procedures with necessary approvals.
He insisted that he was innocent and has served his country to the best of his abilities with all sense of responsibility and integrity.