AGF Explains Why FG Fired Justice Ngwuta's Prosecutor

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By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
The National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) on Sunday in Abuja said that it fired the private legal practitioner, ‎Mr Charles Adeogun-Phillips, hired to prosecute Justice Sylvester Ngwuta‎ of the Supreme Court for alleged corruption.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Salihu Isah, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Isah, who is also the Head of Communication and Public Affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said that the impression created by Adeogun-Philips that he withdrew his service was not correct.
The statement said that it was the NPCC‎ that engaged his services that actually withdrew the fiat issued to him to prosecute the case for non-disclosure of conflict of interest and for other sundry reasons.
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