The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has described the allegations contained in former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke’s book as nothing but a marketing gimmick to promote the book.
He expressed dismay over allegations by Adoke a that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was using the commission to persecute him as the ex-AGF had in his book titled, “Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney General,” accused Magu, Osinbajo and former senate leader, Alli Ndume, of maligning him to the extent that he contemplated suicide.
However, in a statement made by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Tuesday , the EFCC boss asked Adoke should make himself available for trial.
It read, “The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, categorically states that at no time did the Vice President discuss, counsel, or direct him in any way on any issue concerning Mr Adoke. It is wicked and evil to make such a false allegation against anybody, especially when it is based on hearsay.
“A prima facie case, bordering on official corruption was established by the commission following investigations; culminating in court charges against Adoke, Dan Etete and others, which is still pending before the Federal Capital Territory High Court and the Federal High Court.
“The arraignment of Adoke, Etete and others could not take place because they, along with other defendants, have remained at large, refusing to make themselves available for trial.”
“Having now satisfied his long desire to titillate the public with some tales by moonlight in the mould of a semi author-biography, Adoke should now make himself available for trial,” the agency said.
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