- The minister of justice, Abubakar Malami has been asked to release the files containing corruption allegations against a former senator, Dino Melaye
- Melaye was accused of operating foreign bank accounts by the Civil Society Network Against Corruption
- The group said it has written several letters to Malami for the release of the files to help bring the former lawmaker to justice
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Reports have emerged that the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami may soon release files containing corruption allegations against a former senator, Dino Melaye.
Melaye was accused of operating foreign bank accounts by the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), The Nation reported.
The group claimed the files containing the allegations against Melaye were retrieved from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by the minister.
According to CSNAC, it had written several letters to Malami for the release of the files to help bring the former lawmaker to justice.
The group however stated that the minister of justice on Sunday, September 6, asked for time to study the request for the release of the case file.
“We have received response from the Justice Minister. The language is similar to responses in the past. It’s a case that will be pursued to its logical end until the files are released and Senator Malaye brought to book," CSNAC said.
Meanwhile, Abubakar Malami has spoken on the extent of his powers over the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Malami on Tuesday, August 25, stated that he does not need additional legislation to supervise the affairs of the EFCC, PR Nigeria reports.
The AGF made it clear that section 43 of the EFCC Act already empowers him to "make rules or regulations with respect to the exercise of any of the duties, functions or powers of the commission..."
In other news, the general overseer of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Emmanuel Omale, has sued a new generation bank for N5 billion.
Prophet Omale said the bank falsely reported to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit that N570m was paid into his church account, thereby, leading to accusations that the money was used to purchase a house in Dubai for suspended acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The cleric had earlier described himself as a spiritual father to the embattled EFCC boss.
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