Human and Environmental Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), a foremost Anti-corruption group, has demanded the thorough, immediate, and urgent investigation of the term of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission over several allegations of corruption and abuse of office.

of law and order and total disregard for the rule of law while Mr. Malami served as Minister of Justice.

HEDA, citing a few of several corruption allegations against Mr. Abubakar Malami, mentioned ten alleged corrupt practice connected to his name which includes, the distribution of 30 cars and gifts worth over #1,000,000,000 (One Billion Naira) to his supporters in Kebbi State. The cars gifts widely reported by PremiumTimes on the 2nd day of May 2022 included 14 Mercedes Benz, 8 Prado SUVs, 4 Toyota Hilux and 4 Lexus LX and the beneficiaries were social media influences, executive members of Mr. Malami’s foundation and women support groups.

“Illegal auctioning of sea vessels holding crude oil seized by the Federal Government, violating Section 31(2) and (4) of the EFCC Act 2004 and assuming the role conferred on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission as reported by The Cable Newspaper on the 13th July 2020.

“Alleged duplicity of payment of $16.9 million fees to two friends as new lawyers for the recovery of the loot traced to a former Nigerian Head of State, Sanni Abacha, after a Swiss lawyer, Enrico Monfrini, hired and fully paid by the previous government, to help in the recovery had completed his brief as reported by PremiumTimes on the 10th of April, 2018. it was alleged that Mr. Malami undertook the action with the intention for a kickback from the deal.

“Allegedly seeking the withdrawal of cases against Bello Adoke, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Abubakar Aliyu and others involved in the Malabu scandal through his letters to former President Buhari on the ground of lack of significant evidence to prove allegations of sharp practices against prominent players in OPL 245 oil deal. As reported by PremiumTimes on the 18th of February, 2018.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recovered the sum of $78m from this case and his office instituted cases on behalf of Nigeria in Italy and the United Kingdom against the same suspects.

Mr. Malami has finally confessed to a conflict of interest in his recent book, “Traversing the Thorny Terrain of Nigeria’s Justice Sector; My Travails and Triumphs” (page 30) that “…..Mr. Muhammad Bello Adoke, former Attorney-General, gifted me some books, an office desk and chairs while setting up my new office.


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