Nigeria: Buhari’s Minister for Justice in 50 billion Naira Corruption Scandal

President Buhari’s Minister and Attorney-General of Federation, Abubakar Malami has been caught in his attempts to divert the the N50billion fine imposed on MTN by the Nigerian Communication Committee. The Nigerian Senate in their diligent work indicted the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, of having ulterior motive in the payment of N50 billion by MTN, as part of fine imposed on it by the Federal Government for failure to deactivate 5.2 million unregistered subscribers on its network.

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Justice Minister Malami

The Lawmakers queried Alhaji Abubakar Malami about the motives behind his unilaterally opening a Secret special Bank account with a strange name that had no correlations with the issue at hand and then ordering MTN to credit same, not minding the existence of Treasury Single Account (TSA).

In order to get to the bottom of these questionable act of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, the Senate, through its Committee on Communications, has vowed to launch immediate probe into the matter, with a view to unraveling all those behind the act and their intentions.

Senator Gilbert Nnaji, the committee’s chairman, said the Senate had resolved to unmask those behind the payment of N50 billion by the Mobile Telecommunication Network,MTN. Nnaji added that the Senate was interested in knowing why MTN was directed to pay the money into an unknown recovery account instead of routing it through the regulatory agency, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

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