Senator Ndume Faults DSS Report On Magu
By Sola Sadiq -/-
Ndume Faults DSS Report On Magu
Former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has faulted the latest security report by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC boss.
The Senate on Wednesday had relied on this security report to reject the nomination of Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Speaking on Channels TV breakfast show, Sunrise Daily this morning, Ndume argued that the dispatch of the report to the Senate by the DSS was procedurally flawed, as it was addressed to the Clerk of the Senate rather than the Senate President, in addition to the fact that it was not signed by the Director General of the agency, Lawal Daura. The letter, according to him was signed by one F.O Adams.
Ndume queried the double standard of majority of his colleagues, whom he said, had just on Tuesday, carpeted the Comptroller General of the Customs, Hameed Ali, for not personally signing the letter sent to the Senate requesting for a rescheduling of his appearance at the Red Chamber.
The former Senate Leader further argued that the content of the latest security report indicting Magu was not different from the first one prepared by the DSS and which the Presidency faulted, leading to the renomination of Magu by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Responding to a question on the reason behind the Senate’s decision, Ndume said: “There is definitely more to it (non-confirmation of Magu), than meets the eye.”