- The family of former petroleum minister, Rilwan Lukman, has demanded an apology from Abubakar Malami
- Lukman's family accused the attorney general of the federation of lying against their deceased father
- Malami was said to have lied against Lukman in order to set aside the $9.6 billion judgment debt against Nigeria
Minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has been accused of lying against former petroleum resources minister, Rilwan Lukman.
Lukman's family made this allegation against Malami and asked the justice minister to tender an apology as row continues over the latter's affidavit before the Commercial Court of England over the ongoing legal tussle involving Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID).
The family also said that the Nigerian justice minister lied against the late former petroleum minister in order to set aside the $9.6 billion judgment debt against Nigeria.
Lukman, who was a two-term secretary-general of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), was accused of power abuse while serving under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
“It is unfortunate when public officers resort to personal and unfounded attacks on people whom they know for reasons of death cannot defend themselves against such distortions and misinformation," part of the statement released by Lukman's family read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), challenged Malami to produce evidence of the allegations against him.
The embattled EFCC boss while appearing at the Presidential Investigation Panel in Abuja refuted corruption allegations levelled against him by Malami who is also the minister of justice.
Magu in a 26-page statement of defence insisted that the petition against him is false and untrue, adding that it is targeted at destroying his hard-earned reputation as an incorruptible officer.
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