👤 Adenike Lucas, DENISAURUS News
The rejected Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has defied the 48 hour order of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation.
Abubakar Malami, SAN ordered Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate on Thursday 15 December, to respond to the allegations levelled against him by the Department of State Services, DSS, within 48 hours.
The letter dated 19th December was submitted to Mr Magu on Tuesday however, sources have informed DENISAURUS News today (Friday 23) that Mr Magu is yet to reply.
Senior staff at the EFCC told DENISAURUS News : “Mr Magu has never regarded the AGF as the supervisory minister of the anti-graft agency.”
The staff added: “Mr Magu has disobeyed the President by refusing to obey the delegated authority which the President vested on the AGF to conduct this probe.”
A media ally of Mr Magu had insinuated that the probe would be unfair because Mr Malami, SAN did not like Mr Magu.
In a tweet, Sahara Reporters who DENISAURUS News, has constantly accused of carrying out media work for Mr Magu wrote: “FLASH: AGF Abubakar Malami a Sworn Enemy of @officialEFCC ag. Chair Magu writes him to explain himself in 48 hours.”
Sahara Reporters were trying to provide Mr Magu with an excuse as to why he should defy his substantive boss.
An EFCC staff who did not want to be named said: “what they are trying to do is create doubts about the probe even before it began.”
The AGF who is by law, the chief prosecutor for the Federal Government was authorized by President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a probe on government officials accused of corruption.