August 16, 2018

Malabu: Sagay faults AGF, says case shouldn’t be dropped (Punch)

Malabu: Sagay faults AGF, says case shouldn’t be dropped (Punch)

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for advising the Federal Government to drop all the charges filed against individuals and firms implicated in the $1.1bn Malabu oil scam.

Sagay said this during an interview with our correspondent on Monday.

The PACAC chairman said the matter was criminal in nature and should therefore not be treated as a civil matter.

The senior advocate said, “My view is that this is not a civil case or breach of contract or negligence. This is an offence against the country, a criminal act. Although the AGF is empowered to withdraw even criminal cases filed by the Federal Government, this is supposed to satisfy the interest of the country at large. Read more

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