The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has distanced itself from a statement released by one of its members, Prof. Femi Odekunle as regards the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.
It would be recalled Prof Odekunle had on Monday, after Magu’s appearance before the presidential committee investigating him, hinted that the EFCC boss was a victim of power plays led by Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
The panel, led by Justice Ayo Salami, interrogated Magu for about six hours at the old banquet hall of the presidential villa.
However, responding to Odekunle’s claims, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) says it has not issued an official statement on Magu’s appearance before the panel investigating his activities as the EFCC boss.
PACAC in a statement on Tuesday, signed by Mr. Aghogho Agbahor, its communications officer, on behalf of its Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) noted that Odekunle’s statement were his personal views and does not represent the position of PACAC.
“Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has not released an official statement with regards to the Acting Chairman of EFCC Mr Ibrahim Magu.”
“The Attention of the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has been drawn to a statement circulating in the media space credited to one of its members Professor Femi Odekunle.”
“The press release is the personal opinion of the member under whose name it was released and not that of the committee. If the committee consistent with its mandate has any view on the matter, it will be channeled to the President and not to the media,” PACAC said.
Meanwhile, Naija News understands Magu is expected to continue his grilling before the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel today. It was gathered that he spent Monday night in detention at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Abuja.
Source: Naija News