House of Representatives says Malami allegedly paid $200m as whistleblower fees on Crude oil exports
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on April 20, 2023
The House of Representatives says it has uncovered payment of $200 million allegedly made as consultancy fees in whistleblower recoveries by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami within statutory approvals.
Chairman of the House ad hoc committee investigating the sale of 48 million barrels of crude oil, amounting to over $2.4 billion and crude oil export to China from 2014 to date, Mark Gbillah disclosed this at the resumed public hearing on the issue.
Mark Gbillah also says Malami and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, had not been cooperating with the committee, failing to answer to issues arising from the crude sales, despite letters of invitation sent to them.
Gbillah, who expressed displeasure at the actions of the two public officers, however, appealed to them to cause an appearance before the committee or risk arrest.