Breaking: By Adenike Lucas
The confirmation hearing of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has begun.
Senate lawmakers are currently grilling Mr Magu. When asked by Senator Duro Faseyi: “How much has been recovered so far by the agency,” Mr Magu could not give an accurate answer.
The Senate member for Bauchi Central, Senator Isah Misau asked the Borno Deputy Police Commissioner, why the Central Governor who released money to former NSA chief, colonel Sambo Dasuki was not being investigated by the anti-graft agency.
Mr Magu who was rejected by the Senate three months ago, based on a security intelligence report by the Department of State Security, DSS, was asked to defend himself, but he could not do it “well.”
Paragraph 14 of the DSS report states that Mr Magu has failed the integrity test and would constitute a liability to the president’s anti-corruption programme.
He was asked to explain his indictment by the state security, however, he was unable to articulate or defend “well” the allegations put against him.
The editor of this news site, Adenike Lucas, was the first media outlet to call for the release of the DSS report.
Last month, DENISAURUS NEWS discovered that the Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Duara was not standing down on his allegation against Mr Magu. This was also published exclusively on this news outlet.
The clerk confirmed DENISAURUS NEWS report that a letter from Mallam Duara was received yesterday by the Senate, to reaffirm the accusation against Mr Magu.
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DENISAURUS NEWS discovered from EFCC staff members that their boss had been using the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, to provide false evidence against appointees and associates of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Magu could not clear himself of the allegation by the DSS, hence his nomination was rejected.
According to the Senate spokesman Abdullahi Sabi, the rejection of Magu by the Senate signifies he cannot continue in acting capacity.