Anti-corruption groups finally submit corrupt allegations against Malami to Buhari
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami may find himself in trouble following the submission of corruption allegations against him to President Muhammadu Buhari by some anti-corruption groups in Nigeria.
The letter which they titled “Compilation of Corruption Allegations and Abuse of Office”, was signed by the Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, Olanrewaju Suraju; Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; and Co-founder, Say No Campaign, Ezenwa Nwagwu.
The groups called for immediate action in probing Malami to ensure a full inquiry that would not have any interference from any where.
According to them, there are very strong allegations against Malami with clear evidence and urged Buhari to act immediately.
“We have listed these corruption cases after painstaking compilation of high profile corruption cases involving the country’s No 1 law officer. The President must act without delay,” the groups said.
They further informed the President that his action has the prospect of determining the future of the anti-corruption campaign in the country.
Among the allegations include, the alleged auctioning of sea vessels holding crude oil seized by the Federal Government, violating Section 31(2) and (4) of the EFCC Act 2004.
In the letter also they were angered that Malami also authorized the sale of vessels by companies under EFCC prosecution for similar offence of illegal bunkering.
“This action was admitted by the AGF through his media aide pleading presumption of innocence on the part of the accused, in the case being prosecuted by the Federal Government through EFCC,” the letter read.
Many other serious allegations were made against the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in the letter.
But in conclusion the coalition said they believe in due process “which is why we have forwarded this petition to your Excellency for investigation and action in order to restore the sanity of the core mandate of your administration to fight corruption which is at the verge of collapse as a result of the alleged abuse of power and office by the incumbent Attorney General and Minster of Justice.”