The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, tricked the President to approved $159m (N90.63billion) as legal fees to one Dr Ted Iseghahi Edwards despite a report indicting him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), SaharaReporters has gathered.

The amount was part of the controversial $418million initially approved by President Buhari to consultants.



The Nigerian Governors Forum had recently queried the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, for issuing promissory notes in favour of judgment creditors or consultants relating to Paris and London Club refunds.

The governors claimed that President Buhari approved the payment of the $418million Paris Club judgment debt despite pending court cases.

However, Buhari in early September directed the Finance Ministry to ask the Debt Management Office (DMO), which was supposed to pay in form of promissory notes, to stay action “until all the cases are exhausted”.

Documents seen by SaharaReporters on Monday night showed that one of the beneficiaries of the fund, Dr Ted Iseghohi Edwards, did not represent Association of Local…

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