A group of human rights lawyers, Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu of his duties following allegations of corruption against him recently from different quarters.
The group made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its convener, Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi.
Olajengbesi said that Magu’s continued stay in the country’s anti-corruption office when he had corruption allegations levelled against him, made a mockery of President Buhari’s cabinet in fighting corruption.
According to him, Magu’s lack of transparency in the management of recovered loots is part of the reason behind the petition by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami to the president.
“It is imperative for the public to recall that acting on an indicting report from the Department of State Service (DSS), on corrupt practices against Magu, the 8th National Assembly refused to confirm his nomination as substantive EFCC chairman.
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