Saturday 25 March 2017

Leaked DSS report proves we were right to reject Magu – Senate

The Senate, on Saturday said the leaked report by the Department of State Services, DSS, on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has vindicated its rejection of the anti-graft boss.

Recall that the Upper Legislative Chambers had recently refused to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.

The Senate cited an indicting report by the secret police.

Recall that a new seven-page letter by the DSS which sheds more light on the corruption allegations against Magu was leaked online.

Reacting to the leaked document, the spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, in a statement said: “Following several calls made to me today by journalists seeking my comments on the leak report on Mr. Ibrahim Magu which was more damning than the one submitted to us, I can only say that I and my colleagues have been vindicated.‎

“From that report which is now public, it is obvious the DG SSS even tried to give Magu soft landing in the report that was sent to the senate. The recent report is messier and shows that our decision not to confirm his nomination was right.

“We therefore call on all Nigerians to continue to have full confidence and trust on the Nigerian senate as it discharges its responsibilities according to the letter and spirit of the Nigerian constitution.”‎

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