I AM GLAD SENATE REFUSED TO CONFIRM ME AS EFCC CHAIRMAN – MAGU
The showing Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, talked about on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as a result of the substantive chairman of the anti-graft firm.
Magu talked about if the Senate had confirmed him, possibly he would not have been able to perform as rather a lot as he had executed.
The showing chairman talked about this sooner than the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja the place he was testifying in a libel swimsuit he filed in opposition to The Sun Newspaper.
Magu had sued publishers of the Sun Newspaper for a sequence of publications which he described as libellous and injurious to his character.
The EFCC boss who sued the publishers sooner than Justice Doris Okuwobi claimed N5bn damages and likewise demanded that The Sun Newspapers should publish an apology and retract the alleged libellous publications.
Magu, beneath cross-examination by the respondent’s counsel, Charles Enwelunta, talked about he was not anxious that he had been rejected by the Senate twice.
He talked about, “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 claimed sooner than the courtroom that he had only one house inside the Karo area of Abuja as in opposition to the publication of The Sun Newspaper alleging that two houses have been traced to his partner by the Department of State Services.
Magu dismissed as false The Sun Newspaper’s publication of March 25, 2017, titled ‘Magu under fresh probe,’ which claimed that two houses positioned in a mental area in Maitama, Abuja have been traced to his partner and that he was beneath discreet investigation by the DSS.
He talked about, “Since I obtained right here to the EFCC, nobody has investigated me. I’m not beneath any probe, the publication is totally false. Even if I’ve the money, I wouldn’t buy houses in Maitama.
“My partner is a civil servant. We solely have one house purchased 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.”
Justice Okuwobi adjourned the matter till February 28, 2019 for added proceedings.
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