NDDC: Malami denies collecting bribe from Akpabio



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The Attorney General of the and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN Friday denied a bribery in respect of an appointment of a Sole Administrator of the Development Commission (NDDC).

In a statement made available to on Friday, the Special Assistant on and Public Relations to the AGF, Dr. Umaru Jubril Gwandu, described the publication as malicious and handiwork of mischief makers.

According to Gwandu, it was not true that the Minister of Affairs, Mr. Godswill , offered the AGF gratification in respect of any appointment.

The AGF has therefore called on to disregard the rumour as .

The statement partly reads: “Our attention has been drawn to fictitious and malicious publications alleged by mischief makers claiming that the Minister of Affairs, Mr. Godswill offered AGF any gratification in respect of any appointment.

“It was a figment of imagination, sheer fabrications and filthy assumptions of detractors.

“The report, as any , was marred by evincing contradictions, figment of imagination, sheer fabrications and filthy assumptions of mischief makers and detractors.

“Any discerning mind who read the story will not fail to note the desperate attempt to cast aspersion on the Honourable Attorney General of the and dent his hard earned reputation with unsubstantiated allegations spread by perfidious elements.”

While describing gratification as a criminal offence, Malami encouraged the purveyors of the fictitious publication to approach relevant security and law enforcement agencies and profer that could lead to investigation against him if they feel strongly about their purported claim.

The statement added: ” The Attorney General of the and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN hereby make an outright denial of the report in its entirety.

“The Minister has not collected and does not intend at any time to receive any gratification from any dealing and discharging any function he is constitutionally empowered to perform.”

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