CSO demands Malami’s probe over alleged N1bn car gifts
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 17, 2023
Civil society organisation, Human and Environmental Agenda, is demanding a thorough, immediate and urgent investigation into the alleged N1 billion car gifts by the immediate-past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to his supporters in Kebbi State.
The anti-corruption group, in a petition to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, is also calling for Malami’s probe over several allegations of corruption and abuse of office leveled against him.
HEDA says its four-page petition, signed by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, was also copied to the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
It decries the lack of investigation by anti-corruption agencies into those allegations, which, according to a statement by the group, were conveyed by media reports and documentary evidence.
Also, the Nigerian Army is saying that it will investigate the alleged harassment of two returnees from the United States of America by a yet-to-be-identified man in military uniform.
A video went viral over the weekend showing a man in military uniform holding the side mirror of a car in which a man and a woman were seated.
The incident was said to have happened at Oju-Ore, Ota, in Ogun State, last Tuesday.
The yet-to-be-identified occupants engaged in an altercation with the uniformed man who was seen brandishing a horsewhip and daring the man and woman to come out of the car.
When Contacted at the weekend, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, says the military was looking into the matter.