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FG, Britain, NBA enter fresh pact on fight against graft

•As Adokie (SAN) says there will be no sacred cow
•Promises to fast-track probe on Halliburton scam

By Ise-Oluwa Ige

Abuja – The Federal Government yesterday assured the United Kingdom  and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that the on-going fight against corruption in the country would be intensified.

The Attorney-General of  the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja.

He said that the government of Acting President Goodluck Jonathan would not spare any individual  or corporate body  involved in corruption, however highly placed.

“I can assure you that there would be no cover up and there would be no sacred cow,” Adokie (SAN) declared yesterday, adding that he would call for the files of high profile cases like the Halliburton scam for study and action.

“Although I have just resumed and I have not even seen the Halliburton file, I will however call for the file and look into it and at the appropriate time, I will brief the press.

“But you can be rest assured that there would be no cover up. Whatever the hiccup that is militating against the investigation of the matter, I will see to the fast_tracking of the process and prosecute anybody that is indicted,” he said.

Adoke (SAN) had spoken on the stance of government on the issue of corruption yesterday, first, while receiving the British High Commissioner, Mr Bob Dewar, in his office and while he was being received by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) at the NBA’s office in Abuja.


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