By Joseph Jibueze, Deputy Information Editor
The Presidential Advisory Committee In opposition to Corruption (PACAC) has not issued an official assertion on appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, its Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) mentioned on Tuesday.
He mentioned the assertion issued on Monday by a member, Prof Femi Odekunle, was his private opinion and doesn’t signify PACAC’s place.
Odekunle’s assertion learn: “This can be a preliminary response of PACAC to the alleged ‘arrest’ of Magu…”
He accused Legal professional-Common of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) of missing dedication to the anti-graft battle and being the arrowhead of energy blocs that need Magu out.
Odekunle mentioned Malami’s earlier memo calling for Magu’s removing and the EFCC’s boss’ invitation to seem earlier than a probe panel over allegations of abuse of workplace “appear an consequence of power-play by energy blocs within the corridors of energy wherein Malami seems to be an arrow-head or main agent”.
However Sagay, in a press release by PACAC Communications Officer Aghogho Agbahor, mentioned Odekunle spoke for himself.
“The eye of the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee In opposition to Corruption (PACAC) has been drawn to a press release circulating within the media house credited to one in all its members Prof Femi Odekunle.
“The press launch is the non-public opinion of the member beneath whose identify it was launched and never that of the committee.
“If the committee according to its mandate has any view on the matter, it will likely be channelled to the President and to not the media.”