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Magu: House not searched – Abubakar Abdulsalami

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As the investigation into the corruption allegations levelled against the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, entered its fourth day on Thursday, the secretary of the anti-graft agency, Olanipekun Olukoyede and some of its directors have appeared before the panel.

Noble Reporters Media learnt that they were questioned by the Justice Ayo Salamiled panel on what they know about the 21-point allegations raised by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, against Magu.

The EFCC officials were said to have been invited to shed light on the investigation to enable the investigative panel to reach a conclusion and necessary recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari.

As of 7.45 p.m of Thursday, the time of this report, the top EFCC officials were still in a meeting with the panel.

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Noble Reporters Media gathered that the panel instructed the senior EFCC officials to provide files of cases handled since 2015, including forfeited assets and all cash releases within days As the panel continues its probe, the commission continued to be without a clear administrative head, as the president was yet to formally request any of its senior officials to act in that capacity.

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Magu, who has continued to be held in detention while his residences have been searched, is likely to be removed from the post.

A source confided in Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) that in the absence of Magu, EFCC officials were as of Thursday evening, still waiting for directives on the way to go.

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Meanwhile, a former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said his house has never been searched by the economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any security agency.

Apparently reacting to reports that the EFCC searched his house in Minna, Niger State, Abubakar, through his military assistant, Captain J. Mfon (retd), said the closest to such was in 2017 when some EFCC operatives from Kano mistook his house for one which was to be searched in Tunga.

General Abdulsalami said when the officers arrived ats house, he contacted Magu who said he was unaware of the operation and the officers immediately left, realising that they were at a wrong place.

Abdulsalami added that consequently, the officers left without conducting any search on his house. The statement added that to put the record straight, the house of the former head of state has never been searched by officials of either the EFCC or any other security agency.


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Abdulsalami, Gowon, Osinbajo And Oyetola Charge Nigerians To Humanitarian Service With Selflessness

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola; former Heads of State, General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdulsalami Abubakir, have charged Nigerians on selfless service to humanity, describing it as ultimate to national development and nation building.

They called on Nigerians to imbibe philanthropic spirit by dedicating their wealth and resources to serve God and to impact positively on the lives of others.

The four eminent Nigerians stated this on Saturday during the unveiling and dedication of Owa Ofokutu (Memorial) Ecumenical Centre (OOFEC), in Ilesa, Osun State.

Owa Ofokutu, was the Paramount Ruler of Ijesa land from 1842-1856, and the edifice was built, donated and dedicated in his memory by Professor Debo Adeyemi of Ofokutu’s royal family.

The VP who was represented by the Chaplain, State House, Abuja, Pastor Seyi Malomo, called on Nigerians to promote unity, love and togetherness.

Osinbajo who described unity as central to development, said Nigerians must begin to see strength in their diversity.

General Abdulsalam Abubakar, described the good gesture of the donor as “phenomenal and worthwhile.”

He advocated the need for Nigerians to renew their faith in God by rededicating themselves to service humanity.

General Gowon also urged Nigerians to emulate the good gesture of the donor.

He noted that the dedication of the buildings to service humanity was an affirmation to biblical verses.

He urged the people of Ijesa land and its environs to put the facilities to good use.

Inaugurating the edifice, Governor Oyetola, urged Nigerians to focus on things that can strengthen the bond of unity.

He implored well-spirited Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs and persuasions, to emulate the motive and the noble initiative that can strengthen the ties of unity in the country.

While commending the donor and the entire family of Owa Ofokutu royal family for dedicating the edifice to the glory of God and to service humanity, Oyetola said: “This is a commendable community service. I, therefore, call on other wealthy individuals to emulate this gesture.”

He added: “Beyond the fanfare and the solemn dedication ceremony of today, this event has an underpinning philosophy of ‘all-inclusiveness’ attached to it. The concept of ‘Pan-denominational’ Ecumenical Centre symbolises the onenes and the bonded unity of the Church, which is awesome, and towers above all other mundane considerations.”

“The life and times of Owo Ofokutu and the building of this Ecumenical Centre have great import for the unity of Nigeria and its people. It is a clarion call to us to believe in the things that bind us together.”

The donor, Professor Debo Adeyemi, attributed the gesture to divine inspiration from God.

He urged Nigerian particularly the rich to always share their blessings and wealth with others since they cannot enjoy their wealth while the majority are suffering.

Adeyemi commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for the high sense of patriotism and commitment to the well-being of the citizens.

He extolled the governor for building on the legacy of peace, unity and cohesion, urging him not to relent in his efforts at keeping the state together.

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