Again, Senate Rejects Magu as EFCC Chair

After drilling him for several hours and asking him questions for practically everything under the sun, the Senate has refused to confirm Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,

Magu has been acting as chairman for some time now. Senate on December 15, 2016 rejected his nomination, citing a report by the Department of State Security (DSS).

But President Muhammadu Buhari re-forwarded his name to the Senate.

His nomination was rejected again on Wednesday as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency, the second time. It was again based on another letter by DSS.

Controversial lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye had drawn the attention of the Senate to a fresh security report from DSS, which indicted Magu.

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The Senate then took a voice vote during which a majority of them voted against Magu’s confirmation.

DSS had written another damning letter and transmitted to Senate on Tuesday around 5 pm, again indicting Magu.

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