Nigeria’s Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has denied his involvement in the clandestine sale of government properties recovered from looters. ayokinews.com reports
This was disclosed in a statement released by the AGF’s media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu, on Tuesday.
AGF Malami, stated that his office had not started the official sale of government’s properties and that he was quite aware of the reported clandestine sale of recovered assets by some unscrupulous syndicates, as claimed in various media reports.
The statement reads: “The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) did not approve and was not aware of and did not order the sale of any of such properties.
“…Malami has set up of a five-member committee to investigate and verify the authenticity of the report which allegedly claims that syndicate from the Federal Ministry of Justice sells Federal Government’s recovered properties without the knowledge of the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“The composition of the members of the committee was made known in a circular signed by the Solicitor General of the Federation, U. E. Mohammed, ESQ, dated November 29, 2021.
“The circular was titled: ‘The Constitution of a Committee to investigate the alleged sale of Federal Government of Nigeria’s Property by syndicate in the Ministry.’ ”