We are still investigating Onnoghen — EFCC Boss Magu writes Buhari – Ibrahi Magu, the acting director of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has kept in touch with President Muhammadu Buhari on the condition of probe being led by the agency on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The Cable revealed that Magu made this known in a letter to the president on the fraud charged put against the troubled previous CJN. The letter with reference number EFCC/EC/P/01, dated January 30, was titled: “Interim investigation report: Alleged case of bribery, corruption and money laundering.”
The representative of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Imo Ugochinyere, made duplicates of the letter accessible to journalists.
Magu said the probe was initiated before Onnoghen’s assignment as the CJN however couldn’t proceed after his assignment as a result of the agency’s failure to get his assets declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
He likewise said the failure of the EFCC to summon Onnoghen for meeting to question him was a challenge, including that as an open figure, the EFCC did not need the probe to be made open.
Magu said he needed a unique probe group which will incorporate legal advisors & agents, be set up to do advance investigation.“The investigation is expected to be concluded within a short time frame,” he composed.
The EFCC supervisor stated: “There is need to get the asset declaration form of the suspect from the Code of Conduct Bureau for further investigation and to determine his net worth.”
“Invitation of all individuals seen to have featured in his statements of account as having sent money to his account or received. Invitation of other individuals who paid money into the suspect’s Standard Chartered Bank account for interview.”
“Determination of the source and mode of payments of the deposits into the SCB investment account held by the suspect with the aim of unraveling the individuals/entities that have given funds to the suspect over the years and expose his other sources of income.”
“It is no doubt indicative of the fact that the suspect must have been involved in bribery and corruption as well as using some corporate entities in perpetrating his money laundering activities. Your Excellency, investigation is still ongoing and further developments will be communicated.”
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