SSS writes Senate again, insists Magu lacks integrity

SSS operatives

The State Security Service has insisted the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is not fit to head the anti-graft agency because he lacks integrity, a lawmaker has said.

The SSS said this to the Senate in a fresh report dispatched Tuesday evening.

The content of the report was raised by a senator, Dino Melaye, after it had appeared Mr. Magu would scale the Senate hurdle, after answering a wide range of questions at his confirmation hearing still underway.

“In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption stand of the current government,” the SSS report, read by Mr. Melaye, stated.

An earlier report by the SSS had prevented the Senate from confirming Mr. Magu as EFCC chairman earlier.

The current confirmation hearing is still underway.

Details later…


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  • Anu

    na wa o

    • Agidear

      He did not kill their parents, if they said he lack integrity then he should sit up and build his reputation.a good name
      is better than silver and gold

  • Mendez

    This is a slap on presidential authority. it’s clear a cabal is after Magu.

    • Patriot01

      You are right, Magu stepped on the toes of the President’s close “Confidants” insisting they too are not above the law,hence his ordeal at the N.A..Melaye is just doing their bidding with confidence that the leadership of the Senate is firmly behind him.

  • Jerry chimaobi

    Nigeria can best be described as a country of Dog eat Dog. Nawa o.

  • Olusola Solarin

    You cant attach any weight to a statement credited to Dino Melaye. What this simply proves is that Saraki doesn’t want Magu, as Dino is his voice on the floor of the senate.

    • Noble

      PERIOD! correct and accurate.


    Can we abolish the Nigerian senate? A bunch of thieving corrupt politicians parasitically sucking the country dry

    • thusspokez

      What has this got to do with the topic of discourse here? If you have nothing to contribute to the discussion here, why don’t you go and find something more useful to do?


    Bicameral legislature is too expensive for Nigeria given the costs and drain on our resources. Also given that the two chambers aren’t productive can Nigeria reduce the cost of government by initiating a constitutional review or referendum to get rid of Nigerian senate

    • thusspokez

      Respect the topic of discourse here and resist the urge to go off topic!

  • thusspokez

    “In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption stand of the current government,” the SSS report, read by Mr. Melaye, stated.

    Integrity is an opinion which is rather subjective and even emotive. And its validity is dependent on whose opinion it is, and their relation to the entity or object being judged.

    In fact, the SSS has put its own integrity in question by its inability to provide an objective analysis and report on this matter — which is what the Senate expects. This report is tainted by personal opinions and feelings, which makes the SSS rather unfit to provide such reports in the future — as it cannot be trusted.

    • Capt

      Don’t jump the gun, wait till you see the full report. You may be wrong!

      • thusspokez

        I am discussing the issue here and now — not tomorrow, not yesterday!

        • Capt

          If you were, you should have taken nto consideration that only an excerpt of a report was quoted. The report likely have all the details and analysis. Unfortunately, it is not available to the public and jumping at conclusions without seeing the full report for me is premature. Wait and see

    • Progress.B4.Politics

      Not exonerating the senators here but it looks bizarre that the DSS can stop a presidential nominee. If the DSS has something on a nominee they should drop it in-house not in the senate.

      • thusspokez

        looks bizarre that the DSS can stop a presidential nominee

        Bizarre might be an understatement, the SSS is undermining the president’s choice, and in effect, challenging his authority.

    • FreeNigeria

      SSS is just an ID carrying misfits that lacks any intelligence gathering capacity. They are part of the problems in Nigeria. These misfits are employed based on who they knew, not their academic potentials or training.

      • thusspokez

        Many things about Nigeria is weird: For example, intelligence agencies all across the world employ brains except in Nigeria which employs muscle men and women lacking intelligence — intelligence being a prerequisite for employment in such an organisation.

  • Julius

    hahahahahaha, somebody or some people are scare of this man. They are not making it easy on themselves themselves because if or when he is finally confirmed, he will act. We shall see.

    • Doffi Atoshi

      Did anybody care to find out why the senate is filled with ex governors/criminals?Corruption is kicking back.

      • Julius

        You are correct and that’s why they will not confirm him. It will be done over their dead bodies…maybe we should consider doing that.

    • jamajake

      Magu is a nightmare for corrupt politicians

      • Julius


    • jamajake

      Can’t he carry on without senate confirmation?

      • Julius

        In acting capacity but, I’m not sure for how long. I don’t know if there is a provision in the constitution for how long. I would suggest the president should just keep him on if it’s legal. Maybe somebody can shed a light on that.

  • arewethishopeless

    Who is in charge of this government? If true, this is an embarrassment …. I am certain our foreign partners are now very much concerned …

  • Bright Henry

    I am 100 percent sure Magu is the right man for the job.

    • jamajake

      He is no doubt,most of the senators are afraid of Magu because of their dirty deals

    • Höly Wähala

      You’re 1000% wrong… he has been rejected. LoL!

      • Powerlessconscious

        Rejected by thieves.

        • Höly Wähala

          Rejected by me… am I a thief?
          You too must be a thief if you read the DSS report about Magu and still think he is the right man for the job, is he the only investigator at the EFCC? Go ressi jare!

  • oyoko

    Dino Maleye,must you be used to do the hatchet job for the senate. you should start building your political career in a matured way if you are to progress. they did the same thing to you when you were in House of Rep as PDP member, and when the PDP big wig decide to throw you out, none could stand for you. Pls my brother you have come of age, tread softly and grow. You guys hurriedly invited this man today, having planned with DSS and you were stationed to present the DSS report at a set time, which you did perfectly well. pls grow and know when to say NO to such plan!

  • Iniabasi Akpan

    someone is still not telling me where d senators got it wrong. they are acting based in d report from the DSS,the highest intelligence gathering body in d country.should d senators jettison such damming report?
    pls let’s b objective in d way we reason.magu may b d right guy,but he’s not infallible.

    • thusspokez

      report from the DSS,the highest intelligence gathering body in d country.

      Don’t make me laugh! They are not capable of intelligence let alone gatherers. Look at them; they all look like bodybuilders who are better suited for work as nightclub bouncers and celebrity bodyguards.

  • Arabakpura

    It simply shows a flawed executive! What a country but there was a country!

  • FreeNigeria

    SSS head appointed by Buhari is giving a woeful verdict on a candidate appointed by Buhari. Cheiii, Buhari government of failures.

  • Thomas Akpera

    There may be a better Mr Magu out of millions Nigerians. Mr President should nominate another person, more so as Mr Magu is still in the system.

  • Nwakibeya

    EFCC is the most corrupt organization in Africa. Nigerians should not be fooled by the dramas they watch on TV. You can only know the true EFCC when you lodge a complaint or a petition with them. The EFCC is only interested in making money from petitions and not ensuring that the right actions are taken. Thumbs up to the DSS and the Nigerian Senate.

    • thusspokez

      EFCC is the most corrupt organization in Africa…Thumbs up to the DSS and the Nigerian Senate.

      The senate rejected Magu — not the EFCC. So with or without Magu, the EFCC will still exist to piss you off when next you go and make a complaint to them, hence I don’ get your thumbs up?

  • Bright

    This criminals are afraid of MAGU and PMB Should sack Daura

    • Frank Bassey

      If the DSS that knows the corrupt Judges is now saying that Magu is not fit to occupy the post, what makes him fearful for goodness sake? Let’s stop decorating pretentious characters in borrowed robes.

  • A Aminu

    Let us be careful here. Senator Dino Maleye who informed the senate of the letter, and insistence that the DSS had written once again that Ibrahim Magu has failed the credibility test could be making it up. Nowhere in the report did it say, he circulated the letter from DSS. The senator is known to be an instable person capable of doing unimaginable things including engaging in fists with lady legistilators. He should not be believed on the face value of his words. He could hide under legistilative immunity.
    I would be more comfortable if his fellow senators had insisted he give them copy of the DSS letter for the second time as proof of evidence.