$3.9bn Fine: MTN Has Colluded With CBN & AGF Malami to Defraud Nigeria – Sen. Misau

MTN-logoA member of the Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Isah Hamma Misau (APC, Bauchi Central) has accused the Ministry of Justice, AGF Abubakar Malami, the CBN and MTN of criminal conspiracy against Nigerians.

He spoke at a hearing between the committee and relevant stakeholders.

“There is criminal conspiracy between the Ministry of Justice, AGF, CBN and MTN because the way NCC and the minister of communication were removed from the negotiations is suspicious,” he said.

However, the AGF faulted his claim, saying, “there is no conspiracy against the country. The recovery account we opened was not against the Treasury Single Account (TSA). We take exception on the statement”.

An executive director of the MTN, Mrs. Amina Oyagbola, said MTN paid the money into the recovery account based on the directive by the federal government.

A representative of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Akpata, added that the money was paid into the account in view of the ongoing litigation.

Daily Trust

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