The Nigerian Senate has rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive head of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The rejection followed the letter by the Department of the Security Service (DSS), which re-affirmed the agency’s earlier position on several allegations against Magu.
Here is the DSS letter that indicted MAGU:
At the confirmation hearing this afternoon, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) referred to the DSS letter, which was submitted to the Senate late yesterday.
“Mr acting chairman EFCC, I love you. I appreciate your sagacity. Mr Chairman, I have before me, two reports from the SSS: one addressed to the Senate in October last year and another received at 5.pm just yesterday.
“Having gone through these reports, the first report indicted you. But because of the letter from Mr President, you were re-nominated.
“However, paragraph 14 of the new report reads thus: in the light of the foregoing MAGU has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.