The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has distanced himself from a press statement issued by one of its members, Prof. Femi Odekunle, declaring support for the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Sagay in a statement by PACAC Communications Officer Aghogho Agbahor on Tuesday, said Odekunle spoke in his personal capacity and not for the Committee.
“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” Sagay said.
Odekunle had in statement on Monday faulted the arrest of Magu and accused the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and some power blocs of trying to scuttle the anti corruption fight of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.