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PACAC Distances Self From Member’s Statement on Magu



The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has expressed sadness over the slow pace of action from the government of United Kingdom, (UK) on the corruption case, involving former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Tobi Adebayo 

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has distanced itself from a statement on acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, by one of its members, Prof Femi Odekunle.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of PACAC, Prof Itse Sagay on Tuesday.

Sagay said that the Committee had not issued an official statement on 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 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,” the statement read.

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Odekunle had in a statement on Monday accused Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) of lacking commitment to the anti-graft war and being the arrowhead of power blocs that want Magu out.

He said Malami’s earlier memo calling for Magu’s removal and the EFCC’s boss’ invitation to appear before a probe panel over allegations of abuse of office “seem an outcome of power-play by power blocs in the corridors of power in which Malami appears to be an arrow-head or major agent”.


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