The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria declined the position for Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the name of Mr. Magu to the Senate for verification as substantive Chairman of EFCC. Mr. Magu have served in acting capacity for the government since November 2015. President Buhari proposed Magu’s name on January of 2017. However, the Senate turned down the proposal, mentioning that security records are the reason they wont give the position to Mr. Magu.
Mr. Magu said he was arrested and imprisoned by the Nigerian Police for over 2 weeks for accusations that he was carrying confidential files and documents. Another allegation is that Mr. Magu is staying in an apartment which belongs to Mohammad Umar an Air Commodore.
This allegations against him prompt the Senate to turn down the offer of Mr. Magu to be the Chairman of EFCC.
“The truth was that, I was staying in Karu and was almost late for official assignment, so the authority got a new place for me”, Magu explained.