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Justice Minister meets Buhari on probe of SGF, EFCC Chairman

20 December 2016, 16:48

Abuja - The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, reports Thisday

The AGF, it was learnt, met with the President to seek further clarification on Buhari's directive to his office to carry out a probe of some top government officials of the administration who have been fingered for corruption.

Also read: Senate demands immediate resignation of Buhari's secretary

The President’s directive came on the heels of the Senate’s report on the humanitarian crisis in the North East which indicted the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, for  awarding a weed clearing contract to his firm, Rholavision, as well as the upper legislature’s rejection of  Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman over a damning Department of State Service (DSS) report.

News 24 recalls that the President on Sunday had directed the justice minister to investigate allegations of corruptions against top government officials.

A two-paragraph statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Garba Shehu said: “The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration.

“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing.

If any of them is liable he will not escape prosecution.”

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