*Social media abuzz with 23 Senators on list of EFCC for arrest
Senator Dino Melaye has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was plotting to cook up allegations against him that might lead to his arrest in days to come.
According to his twitter handle, Melaye said that he had credible information that the commission had already started carrying out forensic investigations on all his bank accounts.
Melaye however said that he was ready for the commission’s investigation.
He said: “I have credible information that EFCC is trying to cook up allegations against me. Forensic check on all my accounts. I ready for una.”
On Thursday, the social media was awash with 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, Dr Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio as well as, Senator 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 on Magu went down south and muddy when Senator Dino Melaye re-introduced a report by the Department of State Security (DSS) which stated that Magu was “unfit for the position”. Thereafter, a voice vote was taken which rejected Magu.
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.’