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 month 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, reported recently that the Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Duara was not standing down on his allegation against Mr Magu.
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.
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.