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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

AGF Aondoakaa Must Go!

Early last month, the federal government, with the prompting of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, took a decision that could have put the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a straitjacket. The government directed the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies to seek the approval of the Attorney-General before embarking on the prosecution of suspected violators of the country’s anti-corruption laws. Many Nigerians wondered what could have prompted the action. To them, the reason was as complex as the spelling and pronunciation of the Attorney-General’s name.

Fast forward to today, there have been news going round that reports that President Umar Yar’adua machinery has perfected a plan to spare all corrupt ex-governors, former President Ole Baba Jaguda (OBJ) and top officials of his administration from prosecution for corrupt enrichment. Each official has been advised to scout a corrupt high court judge willing to issue an order restraining the official’s arrest or prosecution. Yar’adua’s attorney general will then order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to desist from harassing any official who is protected by this “bought order”, and it can be authoritatively revealed that a lot of former governors, ministers, special aides to Ole Baba Jaguda and even the former president himself have paid off judges who have written such orders.

As part of the general plot, the hatchet man Attorney General Michael Andoakaa, have been having secret meetings with ex-governors to guarantee them that the EFCC would be thoroughly emasculated. One wonders, is this the Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria or AG of Corrupt Nigerian politicians?.HERE"...

Under the pretext of defending the rule of law, Yar’dua and AGF Andoakaa are trying to cover up corruption, money laundering and crimes against humanity by ex-governmnent officials. Yar’dua cannot be talking about the rule of law when his government emerged through fraudulent elections. Yar’dua cannot be speaking from both sides of his mouth; with one claiming staunch support for the anti-graft crusade and the other, supporting a serving AGF, who is flagrantly undermining the constitution, the public interest, the interest of justice and the need to prevent abuse of legal process in prosecuting corrupt government officials.

For these reasons, AGF Andoakaa Must Go!

4 Comments:

Blogger FUNMI said...

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Thu Sep 20, 09:51:00 AM EDT  
Blogger SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"Yar’dua cannot be speaking from both sides of his mouth"
You sef, by now you should know better. Yardy has no choice BUT to speak from both sides of his mouth. His legitimacy as President is questionable. Thus, even if he truly has Nigeria's best interests at heart, he still has to serve his masters.

Anyway, as for the AGF - it seems that Gani Fawehinmi is in agreement with you. He has also called for Aondoakaa's replacement. As has the head of the ICPC. The head of the Nigerian Bar Assoc., who last week cautioned Aondoakaa and Ribadu to 'kulutempa' has now come out against Gani's suggestion. I have no idea what should happen personally. I would rather just not watch the soap opera!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog! Don't be a stranger.

Thu Sep 20, 09:52:00 AM EDT  
Blogger NAIJAMARKET said...

In reality, I think EFCC is not well equipped to handle the enormous tasks bestowed on it. Tell me what would give these men the ability to still go ahead and be buying their way out of the grips of EFCC if not that the money they stole still works for them. The first step that EFCC should always take is to freeze every known and unknown sources of them getting finances. Money Speaks in Nigeria. The longer anycase is dragged the easier it is to bribe the key players. The AGF and the rest of the people stirring up counter EFCC agendas have eating and cleaned mouth.

From the fist fight that happened at the Panel investigating the Speaker, House of Reps' 628 million naira contract scam yesterday, it is obvious that these hoodlums who parade as honourables will always devise a way of getting away with anything by creating distractions that would buy time for them. You know what happens after. end of story.

Fri Sep 21, 05:46:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous imnakoya said...

"As part of the general plot, the hatchet man Attorney General Michael Andoakaa, have been having secret meetings with ex-governors to guarantee them that the EFCC would be thoroughly emasculated. One wonders, is this the Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria or AG of Corrupt Nigerian politicians?."

I was expecting to see some hyperlinks to the source of this and other stories...Not that I have any doubts, but as bloggers we need to provide some background info., and this can be done through links to external content sources - either blogs or mainstream media.

Fri Sep 21, 06:16:00 PM EDT  

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