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Buhari Re-writes Senate, Begs Lawmakers To Confirm Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chair

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, asking the lawmakers to confirm the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Buhari’s letter was in response to the communication from the Senate on the rejection of Magu as EFCC chairman based on damning security report by the Department of State Services on the nominee.

Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed Feb. 13 to hear a suit filed against Ibrahim Magu, challenging his continued stay in office as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had urged the Court to forthwith, restrain Magu, from parading himself as acting chairman of the commission.

In his new suit filed on Jan. 16, Adegboruwa is also asking the Senate not to entertain any further request for the confirmation of Magu as Chairman.

 

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