Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says he remitted N329bn from indebted oil marketers into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation accounts.
He made this known following media reports that the presidential panel currently probing allegations of corruption against him, raised the issue of alleged misappropriation of the NNPC funds.
Yesterday, In a statement by his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, Magu noted that the issue of the NNPC funds were never raised at the panel.
He added that the funds were “remitted directly into NNPC dedicated accounts via REMITTA under a special arrangement endorsed by NNPC, EFCC and the affected NNPC’s indebted marketers.”
However, when the Group General Manager Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Kennie Obateru, was contacted last night, he said he had no information on Magu’s claim.