Politics $1bn Malabu Oil Deal: We Can't Prosecute Diezani- AGF Malami



Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has stated that the federal government cannot prosecute ex oil minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, his predecessor Mohammed Adoke, and former finance minister, Olusegun Aganga, over the scandalous $1.092 billion Malabu oil deal.

This is because there isn't enough evidence to convict them, he said.

“What I’m saying in essence is, we are at the stage of investigation and, indeed, even those that are presumably considered to play a role are equally being given an opportunity to make presentations. The investigation is from different perspectives – because of criminality, breach of contract and associated elements,” Malami stated.

“Honestly I cannot say with precision that we have arrived at a point whereby we have to prosecute. But what we are doing, within the context of investigations, is to see what we can do without ruling out the possibility of prosecution, without ruling out the possibility of revisiting what has been done, and then without ruling out whatever eventually that may come, in terms of doing justice to what obtains as far as OPL 245 is at stake. So, that is the position; we’re at the point of investigation,” the AGF said.



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