In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, August, 2020

How Nigeria’s Lawyer-Common, Malami Stopped Prosecution Of Dino Melaye

How Nigeria's Attorney-General, Malami Stopped Prosecution Of Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye

Abubakar Malami

SaharaReporters has gathered contemporary info on how the Lawyer Common of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, used his workplace to cease the prosecution of corruption instances within the nation.

Within the contemporary case, it was found that Malami squashed a corruption case involving Senator Dino Melaye.

SaharaReporters had, in December 2015, revealed a report detailing how Melaye illegally operated financial institution accounts in the USA of America.

Melaye opened two accounts, one a present and the opposite a financial savings account, utilizing the title Daniel “Din” Melaye, posing as a pupil.

By claiming to be a pupil, Senator Melaye was capable of open a “Campus Edge” present account with account quantity 4460 1649 8396 and common financial savings account with account quantity 4460 1647 5966 with Financial institution of America within the state of Maryland.

He obtained a debit card with an account quantity ending with 8873. Considered one of his final transactions on the account occurred on December four, 2015.

This was the identical day he addressed his colleagues on the flooring of the Senate, on a proposed anti-democracy invoice on social media and public petition censorship.

He accepted fee for a transaction regarding the acquisition of cosmetics from a Kremlin based mostly MagnitKosmetik retailer.

Additionally, on September 1, 2015, Mr Melaye accepted fee to a New York-based Schweiger Dermatology.

The structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 within the Fifth Schedule Half, I Part three prohibits public officers from working overseas accounts.

After the revelation, Civil Society Community In opposition to Corruption (CSNAC), a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organizations, wrote the Code of Conduct Bureau to analyze Melaye.

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Malami, nevertheless, went secretly to acquire the case file from the bureau and has since squashed the investigation of Melaye, SaharaReporters gathered.

Since Malami squashed the case, the CCB has additionally stored mute and refused to offer a response to a number of letters in search of updates on the matter.

After so many inquiries, the CCB lastly revealed that Malami had taken over the case file of Melaye.


“I’m directed to confer with your letter dated March 13, 2020, on the above subject material and inform you that the case file in respect of the investigation into the allegation of working overseas financial institution accounts by Senator Dino Melaye has been taken over by the workplace of the Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Ministry of Justice,”
Gwimi S. P., Director, I & M of CCB revealed.

Malami has been extensively accused of squashing corruption instances he takes over from some commissions investigating corruption instances.

A report by SaharaReporters had outlined a collection of instances taken over and swept underground by Malami.

Just lately is the shielding of some troopers linked to the killing of cops throughout an operation to arrest kidnap kingpin, Wadume.

Malami is at present embroiled in corruption instances following a collection of revelations by SaharaReporters on how he has been buying wealth for himself by corrupt means.

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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