EFCC boss, Magu reveals why he is happy Senate rejected him twice

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday said that he was happy the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Magu, speaking before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, said if the Senate had confirmed him, he probably would not have been able to perform as much as he had done.

The acting chairman was testifying in a libel suit he filed against The Sun Newspaper.

Magu had sued publishers of the Sun Newspaper for a series of publications, which he described as libellous and injurious to his character.

Under cross-examination by the respondent’s counsel, Charles Enwelunta, he said he was not worried that he had been rejected by the Senate twice.

“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,” Magu said.


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