- EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, says he is glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency
- He said perhaps he wouldn’t have been able to perform as much as he had done so far, if he had indeed been confirmed
- Magu disclosed that even without the confirmation, the EFCC had been able to secure over 700 convictions
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has stated that he is glad that the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Magu made the comment before the Lagos high court at Ikeja, as he testified in a libel suit he filed against The Sun newspaper, Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Magu stated that perhaps he wouldn’t have been able to perform as much as he had done so far, if he had indeed been confirmed by the upper legislative chamber.
The publishers of the national daily had been sued by the anti graft boss, for a series of publications which he described as libelous and injurious to his character.
Under cross examination by the counsel for the respondent, Charles Enwelunta, Magu stated: “I have been rejected by the Senate twice and it does not worry me that I’m not confirmed; I’m not bothered.
“It’s good that they did not confirm me, I may not be able to work very well as we have been able to get over 700 convictions.”
The EFCC boss is seeking N5 billion damages and an apology from The Sun newspapers, in addition to a retraction of the alleged libelous publications.
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Legit.ng previously reported that Ibrahim Magu said he had only one house in Abuja, as against the two houses the Department of State Security (DSS) claimed his wife has in the Maitama area of the Nigerian capital.
Magu was responding to the allegations made against him in a national newspaper made against him in a publication published in March 2017, titled: Magu Under Fresh Probe, which claimed two houses located in a high brow area in Maitama, Abuja were traced to his wife.
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