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N1 trillion scandal: Lamorde may face trial

04 January 2016, 16:03

Abuja - The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the petition, accusing the immediate past Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, of diverting about N1tn seized by the anti-graft agency from corruption convicts, will be looked into, Punch reports.

The minister said that any petition, as long as it had to do with corruption, would not be overlooked.

Also read: Government denies signing letter to investigate Lamorde

The Federal Ministry of Justice had directed the EFCC to investigate the allegation that Lamorde diverted about N1tn proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency before the appointment of the Attorney General.

The ministry’s directive followed a September 18, 2015 petition to the then Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abdullahi Yola.

Read more at Punch

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