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Clark Elder statesman accuses Hassan Tukur of allegedly frustrating GEJ’s anti-corruption fight

Regrettably, some of those who surrounded him led by the Attorney General, Alhaji Hassan Tukur, made it impossible for these institutions to work either by stopping them from arresting offenders.

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Chief Edwin Clark, has opened a can of worms, in a bid to clear the air, about his comment that former President Jonathan lacked the political will to fight corruption.

Vanguard Newspapers reports that Clark said Jonathan’s anti-corruption efforts were sabotaged.

Clark said “Jonathan believed that there are institutions set up by the government, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, and other anti-graft agencies.

 

“Regrettably, some of those who surrounded him led by the Attorney General, Alhaji Hassan Tukur, made it impossible for these institutions to work either by stopping them from arresting offenders or prosecuting some of the cases.”

Adding that “Over 50 high profile corruption cases are still pending in the various courts for over eight years now. Laughable plea bargains and out of court settlements became the order of the day.

“It was at this juncture, when there was general complaint about the government not aggressively fighting corruption, that I addressed an open petition to the then Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, November 2 , 2011, complaining that most of those charged to court, especially former governors who have become senators, were still pending.”

Chief Clark was scolded by Reuben Abati for saying that Jonathan lacked the political will to fight corruption.

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