- Ibrahim Magu wants a transfer of all the lawsuits challenging his appointment from Justice Binta Nyako
- The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is sighting conflict of interest on the part of Justice Nyako for his decision
- The lawsuits are 11 in number and they have all been consolidated before Justice Nyako
The acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has urged the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice, Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, to transfer all the lawsuits challenging his appointment as from Justice Binta Nyako.
NAIJ.com gathered that the lawsuits are 11 in number and they have all been consolidated before Justice Nyako.
However, Magu, in a letter dated Tuesday, July 31, by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, said he would love the cases taken away from Justice Nyako for fear of conflict of interest.
Magu said he was uncomfortable with Justice Nyako handling his cases at a time when the anti-graft agency was prosecuting the husband and stepson of the judge – Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) and Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, respectively.
Murtala Nyako is a former governor of Adamawa state while Abdulaziz is his son, a serving senator.
Magu said the application for the transfer of his cases had become necessary “to avoid bias and conflict of interest because the commission is prosecuting the spouse and stepson of His Lordship, namely: Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) and Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, respectively.”
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Meanwhile, the EFCC has said it secured 142 convictions between January and July 2018.
Magu made this disclosure in a speech titled “Africa unite to defeat corruption,” delivered on his behalf by zonal head of the EFCC Lagos office, Akaninyene Ezima, during the African anti-corruption day rally in Lagos recently.
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