The appearing Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, mentioned on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to verify him because the substantive chairman of the anti-graft company.
Magu mentioned if the Senate had confirmed him, maybe he wouldn’t have been capable of carry out as a lot as he had executed.
The appearing chairman mentioned this earlier than the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja the place he was testifying in a libel swimsuit he filed in opposition to The Sun Newspaper.
Magu had sued publishers of the Sun Newspaper for a sequence of publications which he described as libellous and injurious to his character.
The EFCC boss who sued the publishers earlier than Justice Doris Okuwobi claimed N5bn damages and likewise demanded that The Sun Newspapers ought to publish an apology and retract the alleged libellous publications.
Magu, underneath cross-examination by the respondent’s counsel, Charles Enwelunta, mentioned he was not anxious that he had been rejected by the Senate twice.
He mentioned, “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.”
He claimed earlier than the courtroom that he had just one home within the Karo space of Abuja as in opposition to the publication of The Sun Newspaper alleging that two homes have been traced to his spouse by the Department of State Services.
Magu dismissed as false The Sun Newspaper’s publication of March 25, 2017, titled ‘Magu under fresh probe,’ which claimed that two homes positioned in a intellectual space in Maitama, Abuja have been traced to his spouse and that he was underneath discreet investigation by the DSS.
He mentioned, “Since I got here to the EFCC, no one has investigated me. I’m not underneath any probe, the publication is completely false. Even if I’ve the cash, I wouldn’t purchase homes in Maitama.
“My spouse is a civil servant. We solely have one home bought to us in Karo, Abuja. The publication is totally unfaithful.
“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.”
Justice Okuwobi adjourned the matter until February 28, 2019 for additional proceedings.