Ibrahim Magu, EFCC boss on Thursday disclosed that he is glad that the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who was testifying in a libel suit he filed against The Sun Newspaper before Justice Doris Okuwobi, was demanding N5bn damages, an apology and a retraction of the alleged libelous publications.
Ibrahim Magu who testified under cross-examination by the respondent’s counsel, Charles Enwelunta, said he was not worried that he had been rejected by the Senate twice and he had only one house in the Karo area of Abuja as against the publication of The Sun Newspaper alleging that two houses were traced to his wife by the Department of State Services.
“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.
“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.
“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” he said.
However the lawsuit against The Sun Newspaper over its publication of March 25, 2017, titled ‘Magu under fresh probe,’ was adjourned till February 28, 2019 for further proceedings.