Some members of the inner circle in the Presidential Villa have reportedly stopped President Muhammadu Buhari from acting on the Justice Ayo Salami’s probe report on immediate past acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Recall that Salami panel had submitted the report on the investigation on Magu, who has since been replaced by Abdurasheed Bawa as the boss of the anti-graft agency.
According to SaharaReporters, the recommendations which indicted “powerful individuals” in the government were abandoned.
Magu, during his trial, had exposed several infractions committed by the Attorney General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, with the probe report believed to contain more damning evidence against top shots in the Buhari administration.
“The cabals around the President do not want the report to be revealed to the public or acted upon because it is too indicting. Magu’s lawyers revealed certain details because the former boss would not go down alone. Magu’s hands were soiled but he was not the only culprit,” a top source revealed.
“President Buhari on December 4 had set up a four-man committee to review the report of Salami on Magu. The committee is supposed to present a white paper on the Salami report. Both the white paper and the report have neither been sighted nor acted upon,” the source added.