US Dept. of Justice: Atiku does not have any criminal record in the US but…


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.



Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

Punch Newspaper, had through an email requested for information on whether Abubakar is wanted in the US in connection with any issue of money laundering, in response,   spokesperson for the US DOJ, 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.”

Asked if it is true that the ex-vice president (now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress) was banned from entering the US, the American official said the issue was confidential.

He said, “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.”

Last week, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, had implied that Abubakar was avoiding a visit to the US because he might be charged with a case of money laundering.

He reacted to Abubakar’s interview which he granted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s quarterly publication, Zero Tolerance, where he had accused the Kaduna governor of corruption by offering him Transcorp’s shares.

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One thought on “US Dept. of Justice: Atiku does not have any criminal record in the US but…

  1. El rufai should be ashamed of himself. Although some of us are not surprised with him.
    Shame on El-Rufai and other detractors sponsoring a smear campaign against the former Vice President.
    Keep flying high Baba Turaki…

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