$2bn deal: Clear your name, Atiku tells Adoke

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has refuted allegations that he was behind the travails of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Atiku advised Adoke and all those invited by the EFCC to go and clear their names with the anti-graft agency instead of trying to drag innocent people into the fray.

The former Vice-President said this in Abuja on Tuesday, in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe.

Ibe said, “The former Vice-President does not have a hand in the travails of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

“The Turaki Adamawa advises the erstwhile Attorney-General and others so invited to focus on clearing their names instead of dragging innocent people into the fray.”

Adoke, had in a letter to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo named former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as one of the people behind his travails.

Meanwhile, there were indications on Tuesday that the Presidency resisted moves by some of those involved in the $2bn Malabu oil deal to stop the EFCC’s investigations into the deal.

The PUNCH learnt that that there had been attempts by some of those being investigated over the deal to get the Presidency to stop the commission’s investigation.

A top government official, who confided in our correspondent in Abuja, said that powerful forces had made moves to reach the Presidency over the issue, but they had not succeeded.

“I can confirm to you that there have been moves to reach the Presidency as part of efforts to stop the investigation, but such moves have failed,” he said.

Atiku tells Adoke | $2bn deal: Clear your name, Atiku tells Adoke





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