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White Collar Crime

16 September 2019
Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe In the public interest? Attorney general receives backlash for confirmation appearance

Nigeria - Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

During Federal Attorney General Abubakar Malami's recent confirmation appearance before the Senate he was asked why the administration had failed to comply with court orders and responded that they were not in the public interest. Although heavily criticised, Malami's statements are unsurprising, given how he used Executive Order 6 in his first term to indiscriminately prevent persons not accused of wrongdoing from accessing bank accounts without recourse to the courts.

Author: Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe
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