Magu: Malami exploiting his closeness to Buhari for personal agenda- PACAC

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has exposed the real motive behind Monday’s arrest of the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

A press release signed by a member of the committee, Femi Odekunle, a professor, says: “a preliminary reaction of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) to the alleged ‘arrest’ of Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)”. 

Odekunle, who is a foremost professor of criminology, stated that PACAC had not had a formal meeting on the development but that the committee was able to meet and came out with a “preliminary reaction”.

“The alleged originating Malami memo, up to the current “arrest “ seems 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 of a power bloc that is not really interested in, or in support of, Buhari’s anti-corruption fight. 

“One can recall the earlier non-confirmation experience of Magu by the 8th Assembly, orchestrated by a power bloc and supported by the DSS ‘Security’ reports.

 “One can also note the non-resubmission of Magu for confirmation since May, 2019 despite the apparent willingness of the 9th Assembly to consider it this time around.

 “Furthermore, one must take cognisance of the alleged memo referred to earlier i.e by Malami concerning alleged corrupt practices by Magu, along with his own nominations for Magu’s replacement. 

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