Senate Rejects Magu ’s Confirmation As EFCC Boss Again
15 March 2017 National
The Senate has again rejected the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Mr Magu was rejected after the State Security Service reaffirmed its position that the nominee lacks integrity to lead the country’s anti-corruption agency and the Senators voted against his confirmation.
The Senator representing Kogi west Dino Melaye, had cited a fresh security report from the Department of State Services (DSS) disqualifying him based on his failure of an integrity test.
Mr Melaye said two reports from the DSS were released on Tuesday on Ibrahim Magu and they both indicted him.
The DSS report basically contained the same allegations raised by the service in December which bothered on the purchase of Mr Magu’s official residence, his and past record as head of the EFCC’s economic governance unit, as well as his relationship with Mohammed Umar.
Mr Umar had been under investigation for alleged money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.
The DSS had also alleged that the retired Air Commodore paid the sum of 40 million Naira for Magu’s rented apartment.
This is the second time in three months that Mr Magu is being rejected by the lawmakers.
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