President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to release the report of the judicial panel on former Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Mr Ibrahim Magu.
In a letter addressed to the President, the world’s leading anti-corruption coalition expressed deep concerns about the political interference in the operations of EFCC and inability of the Nigerian authorities to release the report was partly responsible for the recent drop in Nigeria’s anti-corruption rating by Transparency International.
The groups, HEDA Resource Centre, Global Witness, Re:Common and The Corner House said the failure of the Federal Government to release the report suggested that the whole exercise was witch hunting.
The petition was signed respectively by Olanrewaju Suraju, Simon Taylor, Luca Manes and Nicholas Hildyard.
The group said over seven months after the judicial panel chaired by Mr Justice Ayo Isa Salami was established to investigate the allegations made by the Attorney General Abubakar Malami that Magu had abused his office, the outcome has been kept secret amidst suspicion that Malami tinkered with the report.