Reps order police to forcefully bring Magu to panel on Patience Jonathan’s petition

The House of Representatives committee on Public Petitions has issued a bench warrant on Ibrahim Magu, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The warrant was issued following Magu’s refusal to honour an invitation by the committee over a petition by Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The former first lady had written the lower chamber, alleging that the EFCC and other security agencies in the country had subjected her and her family to unwarranted harassment.



    According to the House committee, four letters of invitation were sent to Magu, with acknowledgement copies as evidence, but he deliberately absented himself from three separate hearings on the matter.

    The motion for the bench warrant was moved by Kingsley Chinda, a Rivers State lawmaker, and seconded by Brown Randolph, also from Rivers.

    “It’s not only for the workings of this committee but for any other institutional body,” Chinda said.

    “‎ So I move that the EFCC chairman be issued a bench warrant to appear before this committee to explain his role so that we can conclude this investigation.”

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