The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has stated that he’s glad that he wasn’t confirmed by the Senate.
He was speaking while under cross-examination in a libel lawsuit that he instituted against the Sun newspapers
He claimed that if he had been confirmed by the Senate, he would not be able to carry out his duties in the way he has been able to so far.
“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.” Magu said
He dismissed the reports by the news publication that he owned houses in Abuja traced to his wife by the DSS
“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.” he said
Magu added “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.”