Alhaji Ibrahim Magu, Embattled acting Chairman of the monetary and financial commission (EFCC).
has answered to allegations that he frustrated the extradition of a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and different fugitives to face trial in Nigeria.
Opposing the allegation, Mr Magu has now told a presidential probe panel investigating allegations of corruption against him that it turned into his accuser, the legal professional-widespread of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who became really frustrating the extradition of the fugitives.
Within the reviews, which initially published by News Agency of Nigeria and republished through numerous newspapers, Mr Magu become accused of refusing to cooperate with crime-fighting authorities in the uk to facilitate the return of Mrs Alison-Madueke in order to face corruption charges in Nigeria.
The record also alleged that Mr Magu has rejected to provide documentary evidence that would make the office of the attorney general of the Federation begin the process of extraditing Mrs Alison-Maduake.
However, in Mr Magu’s reaction to the presidential probe panel obtained through PREMIUM TIMES,, he denied refusing to share information with the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the UK.
“The NCA nevertheless shares vital information with the Commission and conducts joint operations with the commission under the combined (CIATF) and also directly. Categorized documents on this regard can be produced for sighting on request and with the consent of the NCA.
The Commission is also together working with the NCA on several cases which include the Diezani Allison-Madueke cases and all the Mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests on these cases are passed to the NCA and the Crown Prosecution services through the Centra Authority Unit (CAD) of the Ministry of Justice contrary to the allegations of the HAGF,” Mr Magu wrote.
Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
He added that following the postpone by the uk government to charge Mrs Alison-Madueke, the EFCC wrote to the authorities within the country through the AGF asking for the extradition of the former minister so she will face pending charges in Nigeria.
He added that Mr Malami has yet to talk with the Commission the position of united kingdom authorities on the request it made.
Contrary to the allegations made against him by Mr Malami, Mr Magu advised the probe panel that under his leadership, “the EFCC maintained an awesome relationship with the us Federal Bureau of investigation which recently acknowledged this relationship by means of commending the commission publicly and on record.”
He added that apart from the request for the extradition of Mrs Alison-Madueke, the EFCC has made numerous requests through the AGF for the extradition of high profile Nigerian fugitives and that Mr Malami has yet to reply to any of the requests.