The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu while answering questions from Senators, said the DSS lacks credibility as an institution, stressing that the agency had submitted two different reports against him, on the same day, and has not accorded him fair hearing.
“What does it say of an agency that submitted two varying reports on the same person, the same day? Up till now, the DSS has not given me a chance to hear from me. I have not been given fair hearing by the DSS. It is a fundamental issue, it is a constitutional matter. …There are two reports, and that tells you about the credibility of the institution.”
According to him, in spite of the DSS findings, no attempt had been made by the agency to invite him so as to make way for fair hearing on any of the issues raised.
“There’s right to fair hearing, and i have that right. Until now, i’ve not been invited by DSS to come and respond to any issues raised.”
Magu was severely grilled over the commission’s continued detention of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser under President Goodluck Jonathan, former Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed and former Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus.
He also answered questions on his reported relationship with Mohammed Umar, internal corruption in the EFCC, allegations of human rights abuses, refusal to obey court orders and inter-agency rivalry among others.
Magu could not provide clear answers to some questions, and claimed ignorance of some of the allegations against the EFCC bordering on corrupt practices. One of such questions was a query on how some Certificates of Occupancy (Cs-of-O) seized during the raid on the home of an individual, were discovered in the ‘market’ after some officials allegedly tried to sell the land.