Malami has said that he is not running and that he will be available if EFCC invites him for questioning.
TheTimes reports that Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has stated that he is not on the run amid allegations of corruption.
Malami’s words come against the backdrop of the suspension of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, and the subsequent investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Bawa’s suspension has sparked speculations of Malami being the next as the former was recommended for the job by the latter.
According to a source with the anti-graft agency, Malami is a person of interest as the commission intends to find out from him the alleged loss of over $2.4 billion in revenue from the illegal sale of 48 million barrels of crude oil export in 2015, including all crude oil exports and sales by Nigeria from 2014 till date.
The source also stated that the former minister has been invited, adding that there are other issues that Malami will address when he honours the invitation.
However, in his reaction via an interview on Thursday night, Malami stated that he has not been summoned for questioning and that he has no plan of leaving the country.
“I have not been invited by the EFCC or any other anti-corruption agency in Nigeria.
“I’m available in Nigeria and attending a wedding Fatiha slated for 2.30 at Sheikh Isiyaka Rabi’u Mosque, Kano, tomorrow (today).
“I have no plan of leaving Nigeria and I will gladly honour any invitation extended to me by any agency of government.
“I’m a true Nigerian and I believe in the Nigerian project.
“I will make myself available to Nigeria and its institutions on demand.”