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Probe of govt officials: Buhari, AGF hold closed-door meeting

Probe of govt officials: Buhari, AGF hold closed-door meeting

- President Buhari and the mister of justice Abubakar Malami held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa

- The meeting may not be unconnected with the probe of top government officials accused of corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, met behind closed doors on Friday, January 6.

The meeting took place not long after Buhari and some government officials had observed the Jumat prayers at State House mosque, The Punch reports.

Buhari, AGF hold closed-door meeting

Buhari meets AGF Malami behind closed-door

The meeting took place inside the president’s office and was said to have lasted for about an hour.

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The agenda of the meeting was not made public but there are speculations that it may be in connection to the probe the AGF was directed to carry out on top government officials accused of corruption.

Recall that in December, Buhari ordered the AGF to investigate corruption allegations leveled against some top government officials.

A statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu said any of the government officials found guilty of the allegations levelled against them would not escape prosecution.

Though no names were mentioned, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have both been accused of corrupt practices.

Babachir had been accused of complicity in the diversion of the north-east humanitarian funds.


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