By Adenike Lucas
A senator who reportedly received a huge bribe to clear Ibrahim Mustapha Magu has called the raid on judges by the Department of State Security, DSS, illegal.
DENISAURUS News discovered that Senator Chukwuka Utazi received the sum of N275 million from the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, whom he now agrees with.
Mr Magu was rejected by the Senate; however, lawmakers later gave three conditions for which it could revisit the nomination of the Deputy Police Commissioner of Police. One of the requirements was that he gets clearance from the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes.
Last week while representing the Senate President, Senator Utazi who spoke off the cuff without the remit of Sentator Bukola Saraki said that the DSS raid on judges was illegal.
Senator Utrazi now holds similar views with the Borno born Deputy Commissioner of Police. Mr Magu had stated that the raid which had the backing of the chief prosecutor of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, SAN and the vice President, did not constitute as a threat to national security.
At first the media had wrongly attributed Senator Utazxi’s quote to Senator Saraki,
“Let me make it clear that though I represented the Senate President at the dialogue, I am owning and adopting the speech I delivered as that of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes which I chair.”