The Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has said the federal government will not prosecute the “fraudulent” marketers indicted in the House of Reps probe into the management of the fuel subsidy.
He said the House merely embarked on a ‘fact-finding’ mission.
Reacting to calls by majority of Nigerians that all those found wanting should be prosecuted, the AGF in a statement on Thursday said the Goodluck Jonathan government will need relevant agencies to conduct necessary investigations before it can consider any prosecution.
His statement read in part: “Government must be guided by the dictates of the rule of law and due process as required of any democratically elected and responsible government”.
That statement, it would be recalled, was what made a lot of Nigerians to join the protests because they see it as a slap on the people and their elected Representatives.