- A group, AITA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore Malami's letter on Malabu oil deal
- The AGF Abubakar Malami had urged Buhari to stop the legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial Malabu oil deal
- But the group said that it is untenable for anyone to ask the president to hands off this international case
A group, the Al-Mushahid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability (AITA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore a letter written to him by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami.
Malami through a reported letter urged the president to stop the legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial Malabu oil deal.
Daily Trust reports that the president of AITA Ambassador, Aminu Abubakar Majidadi, told newsmen Monday, February 19, in Abuja that asking President Buhari to stop his administration from prosecuting former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and ex-AGF, Bello Adoke over their roles in the controversial Malabu oil deal is asking the president to publicly renounce his anti-corruption efforts.
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NAIJ.com gathered that the AGF had said that following due examination of the case files, he was able to determine that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no significant evidence to prove its allegations of sharp practices against the accused persons.
But Majidadi said it is untenable for anyone to ask the president to hands off this international case, when everyone especially those working with this administration should be seen at the forefront of helping the president to achieve his anti-corruption war.
“We urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore this letter but should rather redouble the efforts at seeing this case to its logical conclusion in the interest of national development and honour. This should even be a yard-stick to tackle other dragging corruption cases,” he said.
He also called for special anti-corruption tribunals to fast-track stolen fund recovery and successful prosecution of corruption cases.
While calling an open trail of the controversial Snake swallowing N36m in JAMB, he said the revelations should be used by government at all levels to scrutinize the old order of executing government policies.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a report by the Cable indicated that the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari advising the president on the need for Nigeria to have a stake in the prolific OPL 245.
According to the report, the oil block, considered to be the richest in Africa, was awarded to Malabu Oil & Gas Ltd in 1998 and after a series of controversy, Malabu sold 100% to Eni (Agip) and Shell.
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