Again, Senate rejects Magu as EFCC Chairman

Mar 15 2017 - 2:22pm

Magu: rejected by the Senate

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

The Senate on Wednesday again rejected the nomination of  Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission.

Magu was rejected after confirmation hearing lasting over an hour by the Senate.

Magu has been acting as the chairman of the EFCC since 2015.

The Senate had in December last year rejected Magu’s nomination as chairman of EFCC based on report of State Security Service, SSS in which several allegations of improprieties were made against him.

Most of the allegations were later discovered to be incorrect.

But the SSS dispatched another letter, affirming the content of the earlier report to the Clerk of the National Assembly on Tuesday evening.

Dino Melaye, one of the Senators at the vanguard of the opposition to Magu had called attention to the new communication from DSS during the confirmation  hearing on Wednesday.

“In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption stand of the current government,” Melaye said, reading from the report of the secret police.

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