The three-man committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari and headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday questioned the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu for hours.
Buhari set up the committee to investigate the suspended secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.
Other than Osinbajo, the committee has the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, as members.
Magu, who appeared before the committee members for hours at the Vice-President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja was questioned on the fund recovered in a Lagos apartment which the NIA DG had claimed belonged to the agency.
Magu was said to have justified the raid on the Ikoyi apartment where the money was recovered and briefed the committee on the investigation into the operation.
The report quoted a source as saying, “The meeting with Magu was part of the assignment of the committee. He was asked questions on the operation and as expected he justified it.”
Recall that the anti-graft agency had recently uncovered huge cash in both foreign and local currencies in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos State.