Malabu deal: House asks Adoke to amend letter on oil transaction

adoke-CJNThe House of Representatives has recommended that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammad Adoke, should amend his statement that it was satisfied with the OPL 245 deal.

Adoke had written in a letter to one Simon Taylor of Global Witness in United Kingdom, regarding the deal that the House: “Had instituted a probe into the transaction and at the end they were satisfied that there was no infraction of the constitution or any other Nigerian law.”

According to a report submitted to the House yesterday, its committee chairman on Justice, Dr. Ali Ahmed, indicated that regardless of the explanation given by Adoke in his May 20 letter that it was written in “good faith and in the best of his professional ability and capacity,” he should correct that portion to reflect the committee’s findings that the House was never part of the Malabu deal.

“Based on our findings and observations, and without prejudice to the report of the ad hoc committee on the Malabu Oil and Gas Company Limited or other ending report of the House on the issue, we recommend that the Attorney-General be directed to make appropriate correction in paragraph 6 of the letter in question… And communicate same to those concerned for record purposes,” the report stated.

 

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