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Malami replies Sagay, says shut up

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has asked the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, to allow Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to discharge his duties in peace.


The AGF said this in response to comments Sagay’s comment that the attorney general should allow the new EFCC chairman to succed in his assignment.

It is widely believed that Malami had a hand in the nomination of Bawa as chairman. The former chairman Ibrahim Magu had a running battle with the AGF.

When Bawa was nominated and confirmed, Sagay then advised Malami to allow the new chairman do his job without interference.

Bawa was confirmed by the senate on Wednesday.

In a statement Umar Gwandu, media aide to Malami, quoted the minister as describing the comments made by Sagay as “the highest of confusion.”



The AGF asked why the PACAC chairman would show “great optimism” with the appointment of Bawa and also be pessimistic at the same time.

“There was nothing to worry about the new leadership of the EFCC which many Nigerians hail, unless the old man has skeletons in his cupboard,” the minister said.

“We advise the old man not to start having a hallucinated, mixed-up and confused vision of a prognostic future envisaged by his sentiments.

“Let Sagay make less noise but allow the young man discharge his duties with vigour and vibrancy. Nigerians will be happy if the old man would come out publicly to explain reasons why he is jittery over the development, w



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