Halliburton scandal: Buhari may go after IBB, Abdulsalami, Jubril Aminu
The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar
Malami has disclosed that the President Muhammadu
Buhari-led federal government may soon initiate probe
into the Siemens and Halliburton bribery scandals.
The scandal involves a number of prominent Nigerians,
including former military Heads of State, Ibrahim
Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Senator Jubril
Aminu, who were accused of collecting bribes to award
multi-million dollar contracts to the two foreign
Speaking with Vanguard in Abuja, Malami revealed, that
the current government had not closed any criminal
case being investigated in the country.
He also refuted claims that Buhari was afraid of taking
up the Halliburton and Siemens cases because the key
suspects were top military leaders.
what is right in the interest of Nigerians.
The AGF while noting that the President had zero
tolerance for corruption, stressed that the current
administration would not close any corruption case.
According to Malami, the government would observe
the rule of law in its pursuit of corruption cases in the
“No extraneous influence can influence our actions as
we move to fight corruption in all its ramifications. To
be noted also is the clear fact that no criminal case can
be closed once the facts are handy regardless of who
is involved,” Malami said.