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I am Glad Senate Didn’t Confirm Me- Acting EFCC Boss
Ibrahim Magu Testifies Against The Sun Newspaper
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has on Thursday Decmber 13, said he is glad the senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the agency.
Magu disclosed this while testifying in a libel suit he had filed against The Sun Newspaper at the Ikeja High Court, Lagos.
According to Magu, he was elated because he may not have been able to perform as much as has if he was made the chairman.
The acting boss, being cross-examined Charles Enwelunta, 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.”
He also added that he has only one house in the Karo area of Abuja as against the publication of The Sun Newspaper which alleged that two houses were traced to his wife by the Department of State Services.
He also faulted The Sun Newspaper’s publication that he was under fresh probe.
“Since I came to the EFCC, nobody has investigated me. I am not under any probe, the publication is totally false. Even if I have the money, I wouldn’t buy houses in Maitama.
“My wife is a civil servant. We only have one house sold to us in Karo, Abuja. The publication is completely untrue.
“I want to tell you the damage it has done to me. It was not done to me alone, it has gone down my lineage, the entire family, and it has done so much wrong. It has done so much damage,” he said.
The presiding judge, Justice Okuwobi adjourned the case till February 28, 2019.