The Nigerian Senate has again rejected the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The rejection followed a heated questions and answers session between Senators and Magu. The question and answer session was part of the confirmation process for Magu.
The second rejection of Magu was based on another report from the DSS, which maintained the same position that he will constitute a problem to the ongoing anti-corruption fight.
His name was resubmitted to the Senate on the 24th of January, 2017, by President Buhari, despite a damning report from the DSS.
Announcing the rejection, after a one hour 30 minutes grilling by the Senate. Lawmakers claim that another report from the DSS again indicted Magu.
In the letter signed by an operative of DSS, one F.O. Adams on behalf of the Director-General, the Service says the only difference between the old and the new report is the cover note.
Trouble started when Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State, drew the attention of lawmakers to paragraph 14, page 5 of the resubmitted security report.
Magu, who appeared infuriated by Melaye’s revelation, lashed out at the DSS and accused it of not giving him a fair hearing.
A belated attempt by the immediate-past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume to salvage the situation, proved abortive.
The senate however again rejects the confirmation
of the Acting Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu.
The majority voted against his confirmation and the senate therefore rejected it