- According to AGF Abubakar Malami, President Muhammadu Buhari has no friend in the fight against corruption
- Malami dismissed claims that the federal government's bid to uproot corruption in Nigeria has a political inclination
- The minister of justice added that the plan of the government is to have a nation that is free from corruption
Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation, said the battle against corruption in the country by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is being carried out without any intention to favour anyone.
Malami who is also the minister of justice said that going by the number of judicial convictions, for the All Progressives Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it is clear that the fight against graft has no political inclination, PR Nigeria reports.
The minister, therefore, dismissed claims that the anti-graft war is mere witch-hunting as opined by a section of the country. Malami insisted that such allegations are both baseless and false.
He said that the goal of the federal government is to have a nation that is absolutely free from all sorts of evil and corruption.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Malami had debunked claims that the federal government intended to share the Abacha loot with some persons in the country.
Malami on Wednesday, April 8, said that the Nigerian government is committed to the tripartite agreement reached by the United State of America (USA) and the Island of Jessy for the repatriation of over $300 million funds.
The AGF and minister of justice pointed out that according to the signed agreement, the funds will be used for the construction of the Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Ibadan expressways and the second Niger bridge.
He categorically stated that it is impossible for the government to "hand over some amount of money to a third party not expressly mentioned in the agreement after the three countries concerned signed an agreement on what to do with the repatriated funds."
Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the chief security officer to former Nigeria military head of state, late Sani Abacha, had opened up on looting of the nation under the administration of his boss and how the never-ending funds were taken out of the country.
Speaking in an interview on issues surrounding the deceased military leader, Al-Mustapha said the first time he heard the word 'loot' in connection with the federal government was when he was in Kirikiri prison.
The former CSO went on to explain that he wasn't consulted and also had nothing to do with the money as he was embarrassed to hear the word loot. According to him, he was uncomfortable when loot is mention during Abacha's regime because he knew how prudent the late head of state was.
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