Senate leader Ali Ndume during aninterview with The Punch said acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu will be relieved of his duties if he is indicted by the report of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
However, he said he would continue to insist that Magu be given a fair hearing.
He also commended President Buhari for calling for an independent probe into Magu’s case.
He said, “When these allegations were levelled against Magu, he should be given the opportunity to respond. Based on that, the President will take his decision.”
“If Magu is found wanting and there is evidence beyond reasonable doubt to that effect, why not? He is not indispensable. But if he is innocent, we should move ahead with his confirmation.
“What I am worried about is due process. Now, allegations have been levelled against him; he has been given an opportunity to respond to those allegations and he has responded (to them). His principal – Mr. President – will look at his (Magu’s) response to those allegations. If he is satisfied that he (Magu) is innocent, we will move ahead. But if Magu is found wanting, I can’t say that he should be considered.”