EFCC: Sagay reacts as talk of Magu’s sack gains steam after Senate declaration

By Ted Peters on 25/12/2017

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Prof. Itse Sagay
Prof. Itse Sagay

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, has dismissed speculations that acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been ​sacked.

His ‘removal​’ has been a subject of debate in many quarters in the past few days, following the declaration by the Nigerian Senate that it does not recognize him as EFCC helmsman.

​The Senate spoke through its Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges, Senator Samuel Anyanwu​.

​The lawmaker​ ​had, ​at a press conference ​last Thursday, explained that there were massive petitions against the EFCC, but they could not ​invite Magu because he was no longer ​regarded as the acting Chairman.

“There are petitions against the E​FCC by some Nigerians, but my Committee does not see Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman and that is why he was not invited”, Anyanwu said.

“The 2018 budget is here, we will it as instrument against EFCC for defying Senate resolution on Ibrahim Magu”​, he​ submitted.

But in his reaction, Sagay said rumours speculations over !Magu’s job should be ignored.

“I am certainly not aware of it and it is untrue. It is certainly untrue, he has not been removed”, he told Vanguard.

“It is the rumours of those who wish corruption continues in this country and who want corruption to thrive.

​”​It is wishful thinking, he has not been removed,” Sagay ​stated.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, did not take calls when our correspondent contacted him Monday afternoon.

 

He was yet reply to sms enquiry as at the time of filing this report.

Posted 25/12/2017 6:47:32 PM

 

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