The Senate, today, rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman for the second time.
The reason for the second rejection has now been revealed. The Department of State Services (DSS) wrote another letter to the Senate asking for Magu’s disqualification.
According to reports, the letter was sent out yesterday night to members of the senate, stating that acting chairman of EFCC failed the integrity test carried out on him by the DSS.
In the report, the agency said it carried out investigations on all the nominees for the board of the EFCC.
It cleared all other nominees except Magu who they raised a red flag on.
According to the DSS, Magu lives a high profile lifestyle and flies first class which is against President Buhari’s directive that no public officer should fly first class.
The report also alleged that Magu kept close company with persons of questionable characters.
Senator Dino Melaye made the announcement during the confirmation hearing for Magu and added that the letter was sent to through the Clerk to the Senate on Wednesday.
“In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption stand of the current government,” the DSS report, read by Mr. Melaye, stated.
Recall that last year, DSS also sent a letter to the senate accusing Magu of corrupt practices and highhandedness, causing him to be rejected by the senate in December 15th 2016.
See The Copies of the letters sent to the Senate by DSS below: