The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has restated his stance that those who engaged in one form of economic crime or the other should be ready to face the music.
Malami spoke in Abuja when he received BringBackOurGirls campaign.
“I cannot imagine someone being responsible for monumental deaths of our citizens and then going scot-free arising from plea-bargain as a policy.
“It has never been the policy of the government to make compromises on terrorism and financial crimes. It will never be tolerated by the office of the AGF,” he said.
He said the abduction of the school girls was “tormenting and psychologically traumatizing” for the nation.
“It is tragic for a nation to have a budget meant for arms procurement for the protection of lives and property of the citizens, and end up not having the arms but compromising the process of making adequate provisions for the protection of lives of its citizens,” he said.
“The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated sufficient skill and commitment to the protection of lives and property within the shortest practicable time of coming into existence, it has recorded tremendous success including confronting Sambisa forest head-on with the hope of rescuing the Chibok girls,” the minister said.
Earlier, the group’s co-convener and former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, lamenyed that since the advocacy for the Chibok girls began in April 2014, no concrete step was taken by the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to free the girls.
“In the movement, we over time realised that it is the failure of governance that resulted in the abduction of the Chibok girls and that corruption was the key obstacle to the rescue of the girls,” she said.