Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest any lawmaker that refused to honour its invitation.
He insisted that the National Assembly must recognise EFCC as an institution and that no law says an arrest warrant must be sent to it before a lawmaker can appear before the EFCC.
Recall that Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Senator Stella Oduah, was invited by the EFCC to appear on June 20. But refused to honour the invitation.
She was invited over petitions in connection to the “purchase of two armoured BMW vehicles at N255m” by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, during her tenure as Aviation Minister.
Sagay in reaction said, “The EFCC is an institution; so, recognising Magu or not is totally irrelevant and until the Supreme Court says Magu is no longer chairman or acting chairman,.
” The Senate cannot refuse to recognise Magu or the EFCC as an institution.
” If the EFCC invites you, you must go. There is no law that says invitation letters must come through the leadership of the National Assembly.
” The EFCC can inform the leadership as a matter of courtesy but letters should go directly to the person being invited.
” The danger now is that if they keep insisting on this, the EFCC will arrest her” . (Daily Post)