The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said financiers of terrorism in the country have been identified and prosecuted.
Malami stated this yesterday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“As far as that aspect (of terrorism financing) is concerned, we have succeeded, one, in identifying those that are responsible for funding.”
He added that “Two, blocking the leakages associated with the funding, and then, three, embarking on an aggressive investigation that is indeed impacting positively in terms of the fight against terrorism.”
The minister stressed that the investigations and arrests were ongoing, in line with the land laws, adding that due process would be followed.
“One thing I can tell you for sure is that whatever we do, in terms of detention and arrest, is indeed backed by judicial processes,” the minister said.
“We have acquired and obtained legitimate court orders, taking into consideration the facts and material proof of evidence presented before the court on account of which the court eventually exercises its discretion in terms of granting orders that we can have the suspects in custody pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
Recall that several calls have been made to name sponsors of terrorism in the country. Still, the Presidency had reacted it will not name or shame anyone but will ensure justice prevails.
The Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, had on Monday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said: “Naming and shaming will not be the motive, bringing malefactors to justice will be it.”
“Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody. Instead, it wants to bring them to justice.
“You will see that the United Arab Emirates has given some names and the Attorney-General of the Federation has reacted to that matter, saying that in due course, all these people will have their dates in court. [Be] rest assured that these people will be dragged before justice and justice will have its way.”