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On Wednesday, the Nigerian Senate, for the second time, declined the confirmation of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This rejection, the Senate said, had to do with security reports.

While he was being questioned by the senators on allegations levelled against him by Nigeria’s security agencies, Mr Magu stated that he was arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police for over 2 weeks, over the allegation that he was carrying official files and documents.

Late last year, President Muhammadu Buhari submitted Mr Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC as he, Mr Magu, had having in as acting chairman since November, 2015.

After consulting with the leadership of the senate, President Buhari resubmitted Magu’s name on January 23, 2017, a few days before he left Nigeria on medical vacation.

Read more at Daily Post


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