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Flash: Senate Floors FG As Court Uphold EFCC’s Magu Rejection


A Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled in favour of the Senate in its decision not to confirm Ibrahim Mustafa Magu last year. 

Mr Magu, 53, was rejected following an indicting report which was forwarded to members of the upper chamber by the Department of State Services, DSS, in October 2016.

In its report, the DSS stated that Mr Magu had failed an “integrity test” and would constitute a “liability on anti-graft war” of the Buhari administration, should the NASS Senate confirm his nomination.

After a year impasse between the Executive and Legislature, over the rejection of Mr Magu’s nomination as the fourth Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, a judge upheld the rejection of the anti-graft Boss by the NASS Senate, stating indeed, lawmakers have a duty to confirm appointees of the President.

Senator Abdullahi Aliyu Sabi, the Senate Spokesman revealed the Court judgment, while addressing the Press after Plenary today, Thursday, February 1, 2018.

According to the statement by Senator Sabi, the Court Judgment was delivered by Justice J. T Osgood.

It stated that there is no doubt that the National Assembly is bound by the provision of the EFCC Act 2004, with respect to the appointment of the Chairman of the EFCC by the President.