The Department of States Services, DSS has submitted another report clearing Ibrahim Magu for confirmation as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission chairman.
The DSS letter clearing Magu for consideration, dated October 3, 2016, was sent to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang.
The letter, according to The Nation newspaper reads:“Following the receipt if the aforementioned request, subject was thoroughly screened.
”Investigation revealed that Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at
N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid from the commission’s finances but by one Air Commodore (name withheld), a questionable businessman and an ally of the subject who has subsequently been arrested by the service.”
The DSS, in the letter, also said its investigation revealed that Magu “parades a twin personality as an anti-corruption Czar and an ally of a corrupt man.”
But the letter recommended that Magu be considered for the office.
The two letters have sparked a big row in the Senate, with some senators collecting signatures to remove Senate Leader Ali Ndume. A source said: “There is a cold war in the Senate because some Senators were not aware of the letter which recommended Magu’s consideration.
– The Nation