Tuesday 26 January 2016

Halliburton scandal: #Buhari may go after IBB, Abdulsalami, Jubril Aminu

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government may soon initiate probe into the Siemens and Halliburton bribery scandals.

The scandal involves a number of prominent Nigerians, including former military Heads of State, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Senator Jubril Aminu, who were accused of collecting bribes to award multi-million dollar contracts to the two foreign companies.

Speaking with Vanguard in Abuja, Malami revealed, that the current government had not closed any criminal case being investigated in the country.
He also refuted claims that Buhari was afraid of taking up the Halliburton and Siemens cases because the key suspects were top military leaders.
Malami stated that the President was not afraid to do what is right in the interest of Nigerians.

The AGF while noting that the President had zero tolerance for corruption, stressed that the current administration would not close any corruption case.

According to Malami, the government would observe the rule of law in its pursuit of corruption cases in the country.

“No extraneous influence can influence our actions as we move to fight corruption in all its ramifications. To be noted also is the clear fact that no criminal case can be closed once the facts are handy regardless of who is involved,” Malami said.

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