Why I planned to pay firm N774 billion to recover money from oil companies — Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has given reasons why he engaged Trobell International for the recovery of $62 billion unremitted funds due to Nigeria from multinational companies.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Malami defended his controversial decision that has angered many Nigerians.

The controversy that greeted his latest move is reminiscent of the one that trailed his employment of lawyers for a similar recovery of $321 million of Abacha loot.

Mr Malami said the Supreme Court case that led a judgement directing the payment of the fund in October, resulted from a suit instituted “at the instance of Trobell.”

“Subsequent action thereof; inclusive of the court case and engagement of professionals for forensic analysis that established the case and the…

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