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I recovered $1billion hidden by Abacha’s family, that’s why Buhari’s government is hunting me – Adoke

Mohammed Adoke, a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice

Mohammed Adoke, the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, in his new book, ‘Burden of Service –Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General’, alleges that the family of Former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, have sympathisers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

“Obviously, for the Abachas to dare raise their heads to make claims on their loot, today’s political environment is conducive to them. Clearly, they have sympathisers in the Buhari government,” Adoke said.

Adoke who served under Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan from 2010 – 2015, says that the Abacha family decided to go to court and make claims on the OPL 245 Malabu under the Buhari’s government because the current political environment is conducive for them.

According to Adoke, Mohammed Abacha, the son of late Abacha, decided to go to court to reclaim the oil block because Buhari is in power. He noted that Mohammed couldn’t have tried reclaiming the block in previous governments.

“For the eight years that President Obasanjo was in power, the Abachas never came out to make a claim to OPL 245. They never tried it under President Yar’Adua either.

“Under President Jonathan, they never came out boldly to assert any claim. But under the Buhari government, they feel so comfortable to make such an audacious claim, even going on to file a suit.

“The Abachas have become sure-footed enough to step forward to go after OPL 245!”

Adoke further alleged that Mohammed hates him to the end because he (Adoke) gave him hell in his attempt to recover the public funds looted by his father.

The former AGF noted that he ignored tempting offers and forced the Abacha’s to forfeit huge money (about $1billion) hidden away across the country.

“In sum, I was the hunted mouse being offered as a sacrifice to appease the Abacha family because of the perception that I had ‘not been fair’ to them.

“State institutions were clearly working for them, with the help of those who felt I had stepped on their toes one way or the other when I was the Attorney General. The ‘witch-hunters’ are having a ball.”

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