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Politics Nigeria's Acting President, Osinbajo, Attorney General Clash Over $1.3Bn Malabu Scam



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Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami are at loggerhead over $1.3 billion Malabu scandal.

According to Premium Times, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, received a letter from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

The two-paragraph letter which was signed by Muhammad Diri, the director of public prosecutions of the federation requested Magu to forward “the case diary in respect of investigation into” the OPL 245 Malabu scandal.


The letter reportedly puts the EFCC chairman in the middle of a conflict, which a senior government official called “cold war” between the Attorney General Abubakar Malami, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo and Malami are at war based on the decision the administration should take to decide the fraud and controversy that accompanied the allocation of massive OPL 245 to Malabu and its subsequent ceding to oil giants, Shell and Eni.

The justice ministry reportedly made some recommendations to the presidency on the scandal that dragged the countries name to the mud, and is currently being probed by authorities in Italy, UK, Nigeria, and the U.S.

Source: PremiumTimes