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Abubakar Malami FG doesn’t know exact amount of money corrupt officials looted – AGF says

The AGF said this at a media briefing on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja on Friday, October 14, 2016.

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The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has said the Federal Government does not know the exact amount of looted funds are abroad.

Malami said “It is impossible to give a clear figure against the background of complexity, differences of rules, approach and processes, at international communities.

“Also, investigations which are ongoing and keep changing, and there are also cases in court with different jurisdiction and dynamics, so it is impossible to arrive at an exact amount.”

He also called on Nigerians to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Act, which will give them the opportunity to get information from any agency of government.

The AGF said this at a media briefing on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja on Friday, October 14, 2016.

He also said “The Federal Government of Nigeria has set up an OGP National steering committee with the Federal Ministry of Justice as the coordinating ministry.

“The government will also continue to pursue reform programmes on transparency and accountability in promoting asset disclosure, improved public procurement, promoting fiscal transparency and empowerment.

“We will work with the network of OGP implementing countries for technical support, especially in repatriating our stolen funds that are currently stashed away abroad.

“I invite the media to join hands with the government to communicate all of these reforms to Nigerians in a very simple language not just at the Federal and states levels but also in the local communities.”

One of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), Justice Adeniyi Adeomola alleged that Abubakar Malami is behind his ordeal.

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