If You've Stolen Nigeria's Money, You Must Pay – AGF Insists - Leystradamus.Com.Ng

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

If You've Stolen Nigeria's Money, You Must Pay – AGF Insists

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said there will be no plea bargain for those who have stolen Nigerians money and charged for same.

He also said the federal government had put in place a formidable team of public prosecutors to take on the government’s anti-corruption war at various courts in the country
He said, “We have put in place a national prosecution team that comprises all stakeholders for the purpose of prosecuting the charges presented before the courts. 
“The committee will be saddled with the responsibility of preferring the relevant charges and ensuring that charges are preferred in line with the dictates of the law without compromise.”

Malami made the disclosure when the #BringBackOurGirls campaign movement visited him in Abuja.

The group, which had championed the call on the federal goverment to secure the release of over 200 Chibok school girls that were abducted from their school in Borno State in April 2014, was at the minister’s office to engage him on securing the girls’ freedom from captivity.

The AGF restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to bring all perpetrators of corrupt practices that led to the heightened insurgency to book.

The nation’s chief law officer noted that corruption cases under Goodluck Jonathan administration were deliberately compromised during investigation in order to pave the way for criminal suspects to escape.

Malami assured that steps had been taken to audit such cases with a view to bringing culprits to justice.

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