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US Justice Department Issues Statement On Atiku Abubakar’s Alleged Criminal Case

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PostAdabiafra on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 3:24 pm



The United States Department of Justice has addressed the alleged criminal case involving the former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Recall that speculations had been flying around regarding an alleged pending criminal case in the United states.

Addressing the allegation, the United States Department of Justice in an email sent to Punch through its spokesperson, Peter Carr said: “Thank you for reaching out to us. I have checked the public court records, and they do not show cases filed against a defendant named Atiku Abubakar.”

The statement came in reply to a request by the news source demanding confirmation on the wanted status of the ex-vice president in the United states.

The statement further cleared the former vice president of the alleged money laundering case involving a former United States lawmaker, William Jefferson as the US DOJ denied ever banning Atiku Abubakar’s entry into the US.

In reply to the request seeking to confirm if the All Progressive Congress chieftain has been banned from entering the US, the US DOJ replied: “Visa issues are confidential under section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If your question is specifically about entry – not about visas per se – I would refer you to the US Customs and Border Protection.”

The speculation surrounding the wanted status of the former Vice president stemmed from the allegation levelled against him by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.


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