Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has lambasted the Nigerian Senate for askign acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to remove Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Falana, Magu can only be removed when member of the Senate have sucessfully install Senate President Bukola Saraki as acting President of the country, as incited by Senator Kabiru Marafa on Tuesday.
Speaking in a statement on Thursday, the legal practitioner maintained that the acting Chairman of the EFCC did not need the confirmation of the Senate.
The statement read in part, “In view of the foregoing, the implementation of the resolution of the Senate on the removal of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the EFCC should be ignored by the Presidency on account of its apparent illegality.
“However, the distinguished senators who are desperate to institutionalise official corruption and impunity in the country by removing Mr. Magu from office may have to wait for the planned installation of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!”