May 27, 2022

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EFCC Grills Malami’s Aides Over Alleged Sale Of Presidential Pardon –

  • The EFCC is currently investigating an allegation that AGF Abubakar Malami’s aides were involved in a shady deal related to the recent presidential pardon
  • < strong>There is an allegation that a Justice Department director is among those being questioned by the commission
  • According to unconfirmed reports, AGF staff were among those making the list The pardon

There is a strong allegation that aides to Abubakar Malami, the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, issued the President’s pardon sold .

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened an investigation into the allegation and is expected to investigate the allegation, according to a Justice Department insider, Punch reports.

on Part of the allegation is that Malami’s aides were involved in editing the list of people who were granted pardons h as former governor Joshua Dariye and ex-governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba.

The source who spoke to Punch said:

“Particularly surprising is the inclusion of Atuche in the list submitted to the Council of State.

“There are several names, which raised suspicions and the EFCC had to be brought in to investigate what happened.”

He added that a director at the ministry also spoke of the anti-graft agency is under investigation.

Buhari pardons former governors Dariye, Nyame convicted of stealing billions

Previously, Dariye and Nyame were released after they had been granted a state pardon by President Muhammadu Buhari.

< h2>Despite public outcry, Buhari justifies pardoning former governors who stole public funds

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 20 April, President Muhammadu Buhari justified President Dariye’s pardon and Nyame granted.

The two former governors were among 159 inmates whom Buhari granted a presidential pardon following approval by the National Council of State.

The pardon of the two former governors who stole billions of naira had sparked a public outcry.

But the presidency said in a statement by Garba Shehu , the President’s spokesman, said Buhari acted in accordance with the country’s constitution.

In his statement, Shehu said President Buhari would have come across as cruel if he hadn’t told the former governors would have pardoned.