The embattled Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has been sacked, a statement released by the Nigerian Senate suggests.
The Senate on Wednesday declared that its rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, means that the anti-graft boss has lost his capacity to remain in office.
This was disclosed by the Senate spokesman, Abdulahi Sabi, after plenary on Wednesday afternoon.
He insisted that the report of the Department of State Services, DSS, was adopted by the Senate.
Sabi said no one who failed such integrity test would be confirmed by the Senate.
“The rejection of Magu by the Senate signifies that he cannot continue in acting capacity.
“We did not confirm him. He failed the integrity test”, he said.
Sabi said some senators who were backing Magu’s confirmation backed out because of his poor performance during plenary.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to ratify the sack of the EFCC boss as declared by the Senate.