-By Ike Ohakwe – Abuja
The Nigeria President, Bola Tinubu, is said to be under pressure to set up another special investigator to investigate the activities of the immediate past Attorney General of the federation, and Minister of Justice, Abubarkar Malami.
It was gathered in Abuja, on Friday that the call followed the appointment of a special investigator, to investigate the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, by the President.
To this extent, concerned Nigerians, have flooded the media with claim against Malami, that there were activities alleged to have been carried out that deserved investigation.
Some their claims, were the issues surrounding the “payment of $496 million to Global Steel Holdings Ltd (GSHL) as settlement for the termination of the Ajaokuta Steel concession nine years after the Indian company had waved all claims for compensation.
“Handling of the assets worth billions of naira forfeited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by politically exposed persons.
“Also, about the $419 million judgment debt awarded to a consultants who claimed to have facilitated the Paris Club refunds to the states.”
They among other things pointed at the alleged; “Payment to one Sunrise Power, $200 million compensation in its dispute with the FG over the Mambilla power project. And the alleged duplicated legal fees in the transfer of $321 million Abacha loot from Switzerland to Nigeria.”
Contrarily, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from Kadunna state, Shehu Sani, Disagreed with move by the president, a former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, shared his views, on his twitter handle where he said: “A Presidential committee made up of independent financial experts, seasoned accountants and auditors supposed to be given the job, if the objective is recovery and reform and not cover up and protecting big names in the past administration.
“One person can be subjected to influence, threats, manipulation and compromise from the side of the Government or those involved or implicated.”.