Editor, Denisaurus News
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has urged the leadership of the Senate not to bow to pressure in its rejection of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu.
On Thursday, 15 December, the Senate rejected the nomination of Mr Magu as the Substantive Chairman of the as chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, due to an indicting report it had received from the Department of State Security, DSS.
An online media, who has links with the rejected acting chairman, had published a dubious fact check but the editor of this blog, Adenike Lucas, has provided the correct version of events.
Released documents seen by this blog has given credenance to the report written by the Director General of State Security Service, SSS, Lawal Duara against Mr Magu.
A statement signed by the CNPP National Chairman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, and Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, noted that Mr Magu’s rejection was in order, and also called on the Senate to scrap the EFCC, since it had become a den of corruption.
“Recent developments have shown that the EFCC as an anti-corruption institution, has been fingered in shoddy activities, which the commission is yet to provide satisfactory answers.”
“For us in the CNPP, the EFCC, as currently established and constituted, has outlived its usefulness.
“A situation where the EFCC is being accused of looting recovered looted funds is not only a dent on the anti-corruption agency but also a clog in wheels of the anti-graft efforts of President Buhari’s administration.
“No matter the sincerity of any President of Nigeria in the fight against corruption, if the head of the EFCC is rotten, there is nothing he or she can do to succeed,” the statement went on to say.”
But EFCC staff say the commission is redemable. They said: “the President must investigate Nuhu Ribadu, Ibrahim Lamorde and Magu.”
All of whom a recent report showed had failed to remit N2.051 trillion.
Farida Waziri, the only female to have headed the commission recently exposed this information to the public.