15 January 2021 By Victoria Abah
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, AGF, Abubakar Malami, has debunked rumours alleging that he was offered gratification by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio for his appointment.
This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the AGF, Dr. Umar Gwandu.
The statement describes as fictitious and malicious, publications by mischief makers claiming that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio offered him gratification in respect of the appointment of a Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta
According to the statement the Minister therefore denies the report in its entirety.
It explains that the Minister has not collected and does not intend at any time to receive any gratification from discharging any function he is constitutionally empowered to perform.
The statement which describes gratification as a criminal offence, encourages the purveyors of the fictitious publication to approach relevant security and law enforcement agencies and proffer information that could lead to the criminal investigation against him if they feel strongly about their purported claim.