THE Senate has once more, Wednesday, rejected Ibrahim Magu as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s chairman.
This is the second time the Senate is dismissing Magu as the substantive director of the counter unite office.
At the Senate’s entire today, larger part of the Senators dismisses the affirmation of Magu as the EFCC supervisor through mainstream vote.
Be that as it may, Senator Ali Ndume in a pont of Order challenged the non-affirmation of Ibrahim Magu and states that Senate got two letters.
He concurred that Majority will have its direction however minority must have its say.
To this, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki said “We should not rubbish the entire institution because of an individual.”
Prior, Mr. Ibrahim Magu had given a concise presentation about himself before the Senate.
Magu had told the Senate that, “I look forward to bringing new strategies for fighting corruption.”
He stated, “We look forward to restructuring the Commision, expanding operations in Ibadan and Maiduguri, improve Man power capacity.”
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, subsequent to saying thanks to Magu got some information about the operations of the EFCC on ignoring court requests and instances of human rights manhandle. He asked how EFCC under Magu will battle debasement.
The acting EFCC supervisor was likewise asked by Sen. Atai Aidoko about the operational strategy in keeping suspects on examination under Magu.
In his reaction, Mr. Magu said he didn’t accompany the DSS provide details regarding the examination did. He refered to that a human right activists once said EFCC’s cells resemble inns and there is excessively comfort in there, in this manner, reports of DSS guaranteeing insensitive treatment of suspects in the EFCC’s cells can’t stand.
The Department of States Services, DSS, in a letter to the Senate stated, “In the light of the previous, Magu has fizzled the uprightness test.”
Concerning charges about the house he purchased without due method, Mr. Magu said he just remained there due to its nearness to work and to keep away from late night development.
Likewise, the Senators requested that Magu clarify his discoveries from the examinations done by the commission on the Paris club store and how much the commission has recouped from marauders up until now.
Senator Shehu Sani asked, “You need to expantiate on your activities on human rights, What are your findings and activities on the Paris Club fund.”
“How much funds has been recovered since you took charge of the commission,” asked Sen. Duro Faseyi.
Mr. Magu answered, saying, “It is difficult to give report on how much has been recovered from fight against corruption.”
He said in spite of the fact that EFCC is not generally ideal on its choices, but rather the office endeavor to give a valiant effort.
Review that in December a year ago, the Senate dismisses the affirmation of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The Senate said security reports in regards to the individual of Mr Magu was not ideal for his leeway for the counter unite organization’s top employment and asked President Muhammadu Buhari who selected him to instantly supplanted him.