The Presidential Advisory Committee In opposition to Corruption (PACAC) has launched an announcement following stories that the performing chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was introduced earlier than a panel for questioning on Monday July 6.
In an announcement signed by a PACAC member Femi Odekunle, it was alleged that Ibrahim Magu is a sufferer of energy play spearheaded by the Lawyer Common of the federation and Minister of justice, Abubakar Malami.
The Presidential Committee additionally accused Malami of making the most of his closeness to the president to steer an “onslaught” in opposition to Magu who resisted his demand of some excessive profile case information.
The Assertion Learn;
“This can be a preliminary response of the Presidential Advisory Committee In opposition to Corruption (PACAC) to the alleged ‘arrest’ of Ibrahim Magu, Performing Chairman the Financial Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
“The true data reaching us is that he was solely invited to seem earlier than a Panel arrange not way back regarding some alleged memo by Malami, Lawyer Common and Minister of justice, relating to some alleged malfeasance by Magu, together with nominations for his substitute.
“The alleged originating Malami memo, as much as the present “arrest“ appears an final result of power-play by energy blocs within the corridors of energy during which Malami seems to be an arrow-head or main agent of an influence bloc that isn’t actually serious about, or in help of, Buhari’s anti-corruption struggle.
“One can recall the sooner non-confirmation expertise of Magu by the eighth Meeting, orchestrated by an influence bloc and supported by the DSS ‘Safety’ stories. One can even notice the non-resubmission of Magu for affirmation since Could, 2019 regardless of the obvious willingness of the ninth Meeting to contemplate it this time round.
“Once more, we can’t overlook Malami’s demand of sure excessive profile case information from Magu which the latter has been resisting. It is probably not contestable that Malami has been exploiting his alleged loyalty and closeness to the President for his private/energy bloc agenda. For, to the perfect of PACAC’s information and observations, Malami has not manifested any real dedication to the anti-corruption struggle.”
PACAC who urged President Buhari to get up to the “ongoing shenanigans of energy gamers which can be working from the within in opposition to his anti-corruption struggle”, additionally expressed confidence within the “expertise and dexterity” of Ibrahim Gambari, chief of employees to the president, and the “demonstrated integrity of retired Justice Salami” to assist in the anti-corruption struggle.