The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has made it clear that no treasury looters most especially those currently facing corruption charges will go scot-free through plea bargain.
The AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated this when officials of the advocacy group, BringBackOurGirls campaign movement, led by its convener, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, visited him in his office in Abuja.
According to him; “I cannot imagine someone being responsible for monumental deaths of our citizens and then going scot-free arising from plea-bargain as a policy,” the minister said, adding “It has never been the policy of the government to make compromises on terrorism and financial crimes. It will never be tolerated by the office of the AGF.”
He revealed that the Federal Government had put in place a formidable team of prosecutors to drive the government’s anti-corruption war at the various courts in the country.
The BringBackOurGirls group has been championing the call for the release of the abducted Chibok girls since they are been kidnapped in 2014, was on the visit to engage the minister on ways of securing the release of the abducted girls from Boko Haram captivity.
AGF reassured the group that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to bringing all perpetrators of corrupt practices that led to heightened insurgency in the country to book.
“We have put in place a national prosecution team that comprises all stakeholders for the purposes of ensuring the success of what charge is presented before the courts.” He added.
He said, “The committee will be saddled with the responsibility of preferring relevant charges and ensuring that charges are preferred in line with the dictates of the law without compromises.”