April 19, 2024

$2.4bn Oil Probe: Reps Expect Malami Thursday As AGF Plans ‘Comprehensive Response’

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has responded to the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating allegations of illegal crude oil export to global destinations from 2014 to date.

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Malami’s position was made known in a letter to the committee on Thursday indicating that the Ministry of Justice was trying to put together a comprehensive response to the alleged sale of 48 million barrels of crude oil valued at over $2.4 billion.

However, the Chairman of the committee, Mark Gbillah, who read the letter, said it came “a lot later than expected”.

He added that the committee would expect the attorney general to provide the required response and to also appear before the committee next Thursday.

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