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Abubakar Malami Breaks Silence On 2bn Repatriated Fund

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has broken silence on the allegation that recovered funds are channelled to his office.

Malami on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has a designated account at the Central Bank of Nigeria for all recovered assets to be domiciled.

There had been report that office of the Attorney-General benefitted to the tune of N2B from the recently repatriated money from the United Kingdom.

Malami on Thursday denied the allegations that two billion naira was paid to his office from the recovered funds.

The minister made this claim in a statement released through his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.

According to the statement, “prior to the repatriation of all the recovered assets, Nigeria and relevant nations have signed Memorandum of Understanding as to what the monies will be put to and that the government has been working in compliance with all the provisions of multi-national agreements reached.

“It was on the bases of the application of the said funds in line with the agreements that Nigeria earns reputation among international committee of nations which translated into further recoveries.”

He said, “Abubakar Malami has neither as a person nor as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in any way receives any funds from the recovered assets.

Malami called on any person who has any evidence of such payments to either petition him or his office and in the alternative come out publicly with proofs.

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