NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has a pending lawsuit in the US, Punch reported on November 20, 2016.
A then spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr had through an email reached out to Punch following the newspaper’s request for information on whether Abubakar is wanted in the US in connection with any issue of money laundering.
In his response, 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 mail sent by Punch also asked the department to confirm whether Abubakar was banned from entering the US and if there is any court case against him concerning the Halliburton scandal which resulted in the conviction of a US lawmaker, William Jefferson.
Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG brought us a breaking report yesterday that Atiku Abubakar emerged as PDP Presidential candidate for 2019 ahead of other major contenders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and host of others in a widely publicized National Convention that took place in Port Harcourt on Sunday October 7th, 2018.
There has been growing speculations about the alleged corruption case against Atiku Abubakar with rumours that he is wanted in the United States for same corruption allegations with no record of any related court case however.