Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on Tuesday, dissociated himself from a statement defending the embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Sagay, said to be a supporter of the EFCC boss, stated this in his reaction to a statement by a member of his committee, Prof. Femi Odekunle.
The PACAC chairman said in a statement by the Committee’s Communications Officer, Aghogho Agbahor, that Odekunle spoke for himself.
According to the statement, “The attention of the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has been drawn to a statement circulating in the media space credited to one of its members Prof 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 channelled to the President and not to the media.”
Odekunle had in a statement on Monday accused the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), of being behind Magu’s current travails.
The Criminologist, who claimed to have issued the statement on behalf of Sagay and other members of the committee, had urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow himself to be deceived by Malami and the powerful cabal behind Magu’s probe.
The acting EFCC boss is currently facing 24 allegations of corruption before a Presidential panel headed by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd.).
Magu spent last night with the police in Abuja after undergoing a six-hour grill by the panel. His interrogation has continued on Tuesday.