Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating the allegations of corruption leveled against the suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has been criticised by Prof Itsey Sagay (SAN), the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, for taking testimonies of suspects being investigated by the anti-graft agency.
Sagay, in a statement titled, ‘Press release by Prof. Itsay Sagay, Chairman of PACAC,’ further stated that Salami appeared to be the only neutral person on the panel which he stated was constituted by representatives of agencies that had leveled allegations against Magu.
Sagay while denying the report of him claiming that Magu will not be prosecuted further stated that he is sure that Justice Salami would not allow injustice to occur in the panel.
He stated, “What I said was that Magu could not be prosecuted before the Salami Report is out and that Malami’s allegations are just what they are, allegations in a petition.”
“No one is prosecuted on unverified allegations as the PDP wanted, otherwise it would be a lost cause from the very beginning. In my statement, I made it clear that Malami’s petition was just the beginning of a process that could lead to prosecution if solid evidence is established upon investigation.”
“I did not say Magu may not be prosecuted. I am not privy to the politics of the Presidency. That was from the Daily Independent’s unnamed source in the Presidency.”
Source: Naija News