Senate rejects Magu as EFCC chairman for the second time

The Senate has again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Magu was first rejected in December, 2016 when President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded his name for confirmation.

The Senator representing Kogi west Dino Melaye, had cited a fresh security report from the Department of State Services (DSS).

The lawmakers said the anti-graft czar “failed integrity test.”

The lawmakers had argued that they could not confirm Magu based on security report available to them by the Department of State Security.

Magu who appeared before the Senators on Wednesday faced a barrage of questions and he looked visibly rattled, with hanging explanations put before him by the lawmakers.

Meanwhile, during the screening Ibrahim Magu has said he has no idea on how much the commission has recovered so far.

He made the revelation at his screening for confirmation as substantive chairman on Wednesday after Senator Duro Faseyi threw the question at him.

“How much funds has been recovered since you took charge of the commission.” Sen. Faseyi asked.

In his response, Acting Chairman said it is difficult to give report on how much has been recovered from fight against corruption.

“It is very difficult for me to say,” he said.