Tension!!! Dino Melaye Lands In Deep Trouble, As EFCC Warms Up For Immediate Arrest, Begins Secret Probe

By Post Nigeria March 18, 2017 16:55

Tension!!! Dino Melaye Lands In Deep Trouble, As EFCC Warms Up For Immediate Arrest, Begins Secret Probe

Emerging report on Saturday, revealed that the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is secretly probing Senator Dino Melaye, allegedly over the role he played in frustrating the bid to confirm the anti-graft agency boss, Ibrahim Magu, in the Senate, Post-Nigeria gathered.

This startling disclosure is coming a few days after the Senate rejected the confirmation of Magu, for the second time, based on the indicting report of the Department Of State Security Services, DSS.

Announcing the EFCC’s secret probe, Dino Maleye tweeted: ”I have credible information that EFCC is trying to cook up allegations against me. Forensic check on all my accounts. I ready for una.”

Recall, that few hours after Magu failed to scale through the Senate confirmation exercise, Dino took to his Facebook page to slam the EFCC boss, for his unpreparedness to answer simple questions thrown at him.

“From my own personal perspective and as a well-trained & traveled Nigerian, My take is that the candidate (Ibrahim Magu) failed the interview, with his inability to answer even to schedule duties.

“To come for a job screening/interview, and can’t give any clear statistics on how much has been recovered and expected to be recovered, is an assault on our intelligence.

“Among other questions he couldn’t answer. He seemed to have come grossly unprepared for a job interview, and failed. Period. Focus should be on his ineptitude, even more than the weighty security report. Magu failed the interview/screening on many fronts!!! We must begin to become a meritorious society, where competence will become our core values”, he wrote.

During the screening, Magu had subtly lashed out at Dino Melaye, over his relaxed approach towards the anti-corruption fight lately.

Speaking on the floor of the Senate during his confirmation screening, on Wednesday, the EFCC boss said the Lawmaker used to be a friend of the Commission and firm believer of the current drive against corruption, until he became a Senator.

According to Magu: “Dino is my friend; we were fighting corruption together, till he got to this house and abandoned us.”

At the end, the Senate again refused to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.

On Friday, Sahara Reporters had tweeted that Dino Melaye and a PDP Senator, representing FCT, Philips Aduda, coordinated the collection of bribes to stop Magu’s confirmation.

Also, last December, Senators Ali Ndume and Melaye, came close to exchanging punches over the confirmation of Magu.

The Senators, had their altercation in the office of the President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, but it spilled over to the entrance of the Senate Chamber.

While Ndume is in support of the confirmation of Magu, Melaye is vehemently opposing it. Ndume and Magu are both from Borno State.

Political Commentators however, are of the view that the EFCC is out for a revenge mission over Dino Maleye’s role in scuttling the confirmation of the EFCC boss.