By Joseph Jibueze, Deputy News Editor
The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday alleged a “sinister and dangerous attempt” to demolish the anti-corruption infrastructure by scrapping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
It urged the National Assembly to reject a draft bill, which seeks to replace the commission with an agency under the Federal Ministry of Justice.
PACAC said those behind the move are the representatives of the corrupt establishment that brought the country to its knees and subjected it to humiliation as a result of an extremely negative reputation internationally.
PACAC Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), in a statement issued through the Communication Officer, Aghogho Agbahor, said the development amounted to “the mother of corruption fighting back”.
According to the Committee, the bill was drafted by “enemies of Nigeria who are too ashamed to put their names to the draft Bill being circulated”.