“EFCC to cook up allegations against me” – Melaye


Sen. Dino Melaye has alleged that the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was plotting to cook up allegations against him.

Melaye who took to his twitter handle @dino_melaye said that he had credible information that the commission had already started carrying out forensic investigations on all his bank acounts.

Melaye however said that he was ready for the commission’s investigation:

On Thursday, the social media was awash wth news that the EFCC planned to arrest 23 senators for questioning including Senator Melaye.

Other Senators who were said to be on the purported interrogation list of the EFCC included President of the Senate Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio as well as Sen. Stella Oduah.

Last week, the Senate rejected the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu after a two hour screening.

The screening of Magu went sour when Sen, Melaye introduced a report by the Department of State Security (DSS) which stated that Magu was “unfit for the position”.

The report alleged that the EFCC boss hob-nobs with corrupt individuals and was living in a N40 million house which was rented for him by an individual under investigation by the commission.

The report went on to say that Magu would constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.

However, Magu denied the N40 million house allegation saying that his house was rented  by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Speaking after the confirmation hearing, Magu said that he remained the chairman of the commission, countering the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki who said during plenary on Wednesday that ‘Magu ceases to be the chairman of the commission going by the rejection.’

Meanwhile, The Presidency is yet to respond to the rejection of its nominee by the Senate.

However, Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina said that the presidency would only react after it gets a letter from the Senate on the rejection of Magu.


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