Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Abubakar; the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and others illegally diverted N19billion approved as legal fees by President Muhammadu Buhari to Joe Agi, SAN, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters gathered that Agi was the lawyer who exposed and fought for the refund of the illegal deductions of the sum of $3.18billion corruptly deducted from the accounts of Local Government Areas in Nigeria at the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/130/2013.
The Nigerian government, which fraudulently deducted the money, has returned part of it to the LGAs following a court judgment, thereby making Buhari to approve the fund to the lawyer as his legal fees from the $3.18million Paris Club refund.
The President in a letter obtained by SaharaReporters dated 21st November, 2016 reference No: HMF/FMF/OB-ODFLO/2016 approved “the payment of N19,439,225,871.11 representing legal fees to Joe Agi.”
Sources in the presidency, however, informed SaharaReporters that the money was diverted by Malami, Yari,…