I’m glad senate didn’t confirm me – Ibrahim Magu, EFCC boss

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.

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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.

332 Comments

  1. Who would be glad that he hasn’t been confirmed. Anyways let’s believe the publication about you is false like you said

  2. For real? But why is that? You need to clear the air on issues though…we are watching to see how it end..

  3. Sir, you are worried you are yet to be confirmed by the Senate. Everyone is a saint in Nigeria, I wonder who is corrupt

  4. Why will he be distributed, when they have all the money they need. All he said was just to justify the course.

  5. If it is true, sir. You suppose not to be worries about your ambitions and even at anytime they called you for some enquiry.

  6. Sorry sir, don’t worry yourself. We Nigerians we understand that you are not bothered… But if been accepted u will trow a part that will check the world…

  7. How can debate not confirm him and he is EFCC boss . I really don’t understand the kind of government we practice in Nigeria

  8. Nobody can say who is right or wrong here. The court will determine at the end of the day. So relax and don’t panic. This is Nigeria where nothing is impossible. Senate have there reasons for not confirming you and don’t try to tell us you are not worried , Oga na lie.

  9. Some people will be bending the truth. How can he says that he’s overwhelmed. What would have been his reaction if was confirmed the EFCC Boss?

  10. I still find it so difficult to believe you have just one house,where in Nigeria wherecl everyone claim to be a saint even when the are wolves

  11. The Senate rejected you twice and you are not worried. You know within you whether you are saying the truth or just covering up.

  12. You don thief enough that’s y….The senate have their reasons which I’m sure you won’t tell the public

  13. With or without their confirmation you are performing well so that should not bother you but people should stop spreading false rumours it does more damage than good

  14. Hmmm. How is he going to wash off the stain. Media should be careful about the kind of stories they put out there.

  15. The print media,should always get their facts very well,before publishing, they know that they can make and mar,magu don’t say you are not bothered that the Senate did not confirm you,you are

  16. Many of Nigerian senators are corrupt they have embezzle so much money that is why they refuse to confirm magu

  17. This is somehow funny, I am sure there is something behind it. you will never say the truth, I guess you just accept your fate

  18. Nobody can say who is right or wrong here. The court will determine at the end of the day. So relax and don’t panic. This is Nigeria where nothing is impossible. Senate have there reasons for not confirming you and don’t try to tell us you are not worried , Oga na lie.

  19. Abeg make I hear word if them still self they won’t agree to it his their forming innocence, you can’t tell me u have just one house in Karo Habaa magu wating the sup?

  20. It’s just to remind him of the consequence attached to doing looting. Whether he was rejected or not. Let him just continue his good works in that body.

  21. The fight magu have with senators is the main reason he will never be confirmed.. He have been after senators and governors bumper to bumper and this will affect him even aside politics.

  22. You said it has done a lot of damage to you and your lineage, so there’s no need saying you are not bothered, you will only be contradicting yourself.

  23. It’s only God that knows the actual truth behind closed doors. But I don’t believe one bit from any word coming out of any politicians mouth

  24. It isn’t time for you yet be rest assured that u will be recognised soon. But bothering is written all over your face

  25. You’ve had issues with these people right from day one, I don’t understand what it is about you that borders them. I’m still looking.

  26. It’s all politics, why will you say that you are not bothered when the Senate rejected you, this is story for the gods.

  27. this is not true, u can’t say that you are not worried about a higher position not given to you… false information

  28. Weldon Magu you have don’t credibly well, you can’t do more than you have dome even though they confirm you. Saraki will never confirm because he’s so corrupt, next senate will confirm you. Ride on and continue with your work.

  29. What is my business if you were not accepted by the senate house bad people is what you are

  30. 700 convictions with no returns. You’re not worried but your comments showed you are. Mr Oga, you’re not fit for the position as a matter of fact

  31. The senates dear not to confirm him because he knows their secret and if they confirm him,out of his unbiased nature he will jail many of them.

  32. We all know he is lying about not being bothered on his appointment nevertheless the media house should apologize for wrong investigative journalism

  33. I have read so much about the EFCC Boss (Magu), and I want to say unequivocally that he is one of the credible personalities that Nigerians can build their confidence.

  34. It is deformation of character for false allegation to be levelled against someone. He deserves to get an apology.

  35. His only in Nigeria that senate we say we don’t need this person and the president will go ahead and confirm the person

  36. Where on earth can someone be happy for not been honoured for a post? I believe he is just trying to do some cover up.

  37. Are you sure that you are happy or are you just trying to cover up, in my own opinion I think magu is just pretending, he wish he was selected

  38. you were rejected 2 times by senate and you are not worried, i think something is going on that you don’t want us to know.

  39. How do you expect us to believe that you have only one house in Karo. With the position you are occupying. Please I don’t believe you

  40. The truth is that you are bothered but you are not allowing it get to you. There is no need for the pretence.

  41. I believe that you are a man of integrity but the way and manner you select the people you go after is questionable.

  42. I PARTIALLY BELIEVE YOU SIR,ONE HOUSE IN ABUJA? I HAVE MY DOUBT SINCE SUN NEWSPAPER HAS MADE THEIR RETRACTION PLEASE SIR REDUCES THE PROPOSE DAMAGE…
    GRACIAS

  43. Are you really saying the truth boss Magu, sir from the button of your heart you are borderd it is writing all over your face.

  44. He might not be bordered as he said.. But humanly speaking he should be bordered about everything and be very mad against Sun Newspaper.
    Thank God you are glad

  45. Why are you deceiving Nigerian and entire world, you’re bothered,you’re happy even your family and loved ones are not happy, not all Nigerian are gullible.One sided corruption you are fighting

  46. The fact that he’s saying he is not bothered doesn’t actually mean he isn’t he simply doesn’t want to be mocked

  47. wow this is strange. how can you say you are not bothered when the highest law making body in the land rejects you twice.

  48. Magu is obviously not happy, why going to court against the publication.his hands are not clean obviously…you are bothered but you are not happy

  49. Dear Magu if Senate did not confirm you today, he might confirm you tomorrow, because you people have embezzled all of our money, and the poor masses are down here suffering

  50. It is very hurtful when one i being rejected not once by twice… But never give up. Someday you shall be confirmed

  51. People have to be very sure of the information they hear before spreading it. We have heard from him directly that he wasn’t probed and that he has only one house in Abuja. I see this man as sincere.

  52. Sincerely Mr magu you are not glad for not been cleared by the red chamber just don’t try to be fake.

  53. I like his boldness, he doesn’t look like he is faking it atall, he really deserves an apology as for the allegations against him, he has spoken with confidence

  54. To me as far as Nigerian is concerned, it seems majority of Nigerian are not free from corruption. Mr. Magu if you’re clean you need not to bother

  55. We watch how it ends, the way Nigerians politicians are doing there this is not pleased, apologize first.

  56. This is Nigeria where nothing is impossible. Senate have their reasons for rejecting you and don’t try to tell us you are saint

  57. Why would the sun newspaper publish what is not true? Let’s keep watch and see where this leads to.

  58. What were you expecting him to say? Your actually bothered for saying your not bothered.He is just covering up.

  59. Who’s know without their confirmation you are performing well so that should not bother you but people should stop spreading false rumours it does more damage than good

  60. If I’m to say sir ” you are bothered ” because u stated that it has done a lot of damage to u and your lineage ..the headline is still not understood

  61. Eyah this is so touching it has done so much damage he said not just to him including his leanage take heart sir God will vindicate you

  62. Who would be glad that he hasn’t been confirmed. Anyways let’s believe the publication about you is false like you said
    For real? But why is that? You need to clear the air on issues though…we are watching to see how it end..

  63. From is saying I can guess he his saying the truth….
    They just want to tarnish is image
    And it’s painful..
    I can feel is pain

  64. Hmm..i wish you the best but talking about family your, your lineage, you are human so it supposed to disturb you.

  65. All these newspaper should always do proper investigation before publishing any news to avoid future reoccurence

  66. Are you sure you are not bothered, well you have really done a good job, let them make apology for That publication…

  67. One house alone…. OK one house in his name.Nigeria politicians and Nigeria journalist. Am sure the sun publications must have pick it from somewhere in the first instance

  68. He should not be bothered since his deeds are not shady. Thorough investigation should be done to let justice prevail

  69. Hmmmmmm…. Plannnedd work by the APC. All I know is that we are tired of fighting corruption. Bring back our corruption dear APC. I can’t even trust Him. Men of integrity

  70. That is outrageous, how can he be demanding 5bn damages.
    There’s always a truth in every rumour and am sure he is lying too.

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