Journalists have, therefore, relied on lawyers and witnesses who appear before the panel to get details of what transpired.
Civil rights groups and activists have requested that the sitting of the panel be made public for the sake of transparency and justice. However, such calls have been dismissed.
Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman
Suspended Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu
Speaking to premium times in separate interviews, two of Mr. Magu ‘s lawyers, Tosin Ojaoma and Zainab Abiola, who were sitting on Friday, told them before the start of the proceedings that Mr. Salami regretted accepting the role of chairing the tribunal.
“We all sat down as lawyers, after a little period, Justice salami said he regretted working in this panel.
“As soon as the proceedings opened, Salami was full of regrets, he (Salami) brought out his handkerchief and said he is full of regret taking up the job. Then our team asked him, is it because the panel is yet to find evidence against our client, (Magu), Mr Salami did not respond he only kept saying he regrets taking up the job,” Mrs Abiola said.
source: premium times