By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has denied allegation that he received gratification from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to facilitate the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The AGF, in a statement on Friday, said the allegation was the handiwork of “mischief makers”, even as he expressed readiness to surrender himself for investigation.
“While calling on Nigerians to disregard the information Malami, therefore, asked individuals who have any information, if any, regarding those who facilitated, accepted, delivered or took part in one way or the other in the alleged offer and purported acceptance of gratification for him or his office to come out publically with the information with a view to exposing them and taking further necessary action.
“Malami stated further that gratification is a criminal offence.
“He, accordingly, encouraged the purveyors of the fictitious publication to approach relevant security and law enforcement agencies and proffer information that could lead to the criminal investigation and investigation against him if they feel strongly about their purported claim”.