By Adenike Lucas and Danjuma Aliyu
Senators have summoned Professor Itsey Sagay to the National Assembly – where he will be questioned by the Ethics Committee over his recent comments.
Professor Sagay, the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, is one of “corrupt” Ibrahim Mustafa Magu’s keenest supporters.
The trouble began when NASS Senators rejected Mr Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC due to an intelligence report it got from the Department of State Service, DSS.
Mr Magu who was also unable to defend the allegation at his screening remains adamant about becoming the 4th chairman of the anti-graft agency.
EFCC sources previously talked about the unholy relationship between Mr Magu and the PACAC chairman.
They said supporters like Professor Sagay are doing all they can to persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure he keeps Mr Magu, despite the incriminating DSS report.
A leaked DSS memo to the Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, provided further prove of their allegations against Mr Magu.
According to the source, the reason is that senior members of PACAC have managed to secure work for their relatives at the EFCC.
Last night, a staff the EFCC informed DENISAURUS News that a dismissal letter for Mr Magu had been issued.
The EFCC staff said a member of the Presidency came to deliver the letter to their boss on Monday.
Even with the dismissal letter, some prominent forces are working on keeping Mr Magu at the agency.
In his recent comment, after Senators stepped down the confirmation of REC nominees because of Mr Magu, the Punch Newspaper reported that Professor said that the Senate was filled with people of questionable character.
The Ethics Committee is expected to ask Professor Sagay, a Senior Advocate to provide it with the names of the lawmakers with a questionable character.