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Buhari approved Malami’s meeting with me abroad – Maina

 

Attroney General of Nigeria, Justice Abubakar Malami

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Buhari approved Malami’s meeting with me – Maina

Abdulrasheed Maina,former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, claimed he recovered N1.3 trillion for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

In a video sent to Channels Television, Maina alleged Buhari gave approval to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to visit him outside the country.

“When this government came in, the President (Buhari) gave the nod that ‘go and sit down with Maina, I’ve given you the approval.’

“They sat down with me after the security agencies had cleared me. Nobody has ever taken me to court in Nigeria, I want Nigerians to know; I have never been taken to any court of law. I have sued all the security agencies that they are talking about and I have won, I have four court judgments.”

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“As soon as this current government decided to sit with me, after the meeting, I told them that I would not allow them to return to Nigeria without giving them a gift. I told them I will give them something and the Minister of Justice (Malami) laughed and he asked what the gift was.

“I gave him a document and said go here and here; that there is N1.3tn which they want to steal because they have been stealing every year. He was shocked and said it wasn’t possible but I told him that sir, with all due respect, could you try what I said?

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“The minister thought it wasn’t possible but when he got back, he realised that I gave him the correct information.”

“People around the President portray themselves as saints but it is a lie. My team recovered N282bn in cash; aside that, we were able to bring information that led to the arrest of 43 pension suspects. N1.6tn cash investment and properties were recovered.

“They have threatened my brothers, sisters and even my lawyer. They said I would be killed. They said my family would be annihilated if I testify. I have asked the President specifically that if he wants to know the truth and wants to be fair to the nation, he should give me the opportunity to present (evidence).

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“I am appealing to Mr. President. There are so many things that people are not telling you. If I get to that hearing, I will tell you some things that no one has ever told you because I have not had the opportunity to sit down with you and I am telling Mr. President that I will give you information and documents that will help you recover over N3tn now in Nigeria,” Maina said.

 

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