Prof. Itse Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said that he cannot speak on the decision of the federal government to drop the corruption charges against the former governor of Gombe state, Senator Danjuma Goje.

The Senior Advocate added that the reason is that he did not have details of the matter, adding that he would not be in support of the move if it was done for political reasons.

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Sagay said he could not speak on the matter because he did not know why the case was dropped.

“I’m not aware of the reason because my answer must depend on the reason. I’m going to find out. Let’s put it this way: if there is a good case against him, then it is withdrawn, it’s not justified,” he told the Punch.

“One really needs to know the reason; I don’t want to start condemning him without finding out why. But if there’s a good case and that case is withdrawn for political reasons, I cannot support it.

“That’s all I can say, but there may be a justifiable reason which I don’t know yet. So, I’m not going to condemn (the Federal Government) yet without enough knowledge of the circumstances.”