According to Punch, a federal high court sitting in Abuja has backed the senate’s rejection of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman. The court held that the senate acted within the law when it rejected the nomination of Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The judge, JT Osgood, stated that the senate is not a rubber stamp body and was only acting in compliance with the EFCC law when it screened and rejected Magu.
The judgment was made available to journalists in Thursday at a press briefing.
The Senate has said it has been vindicated on the rejection of the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said
“We are pleased with this judgment and we want to salute Nigeria’s judiciary for always rising up to the occasion to protect our democracy and deepen our democratic processes.”
Magu was twice rejected as EFCC chairman by the senate, but he has remained in acting position since November 2015.