The family of the late petroleum minister, Rilwanu Lukman, has asked the attorney-general of the federation ,Abubaker Malami to apologise over his frivolous allegation against the late minister .
denied claims that their late patriarch approved the controversial gas supply processing agreement with Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) P&ID for personal gain.
Mr Lukman’s daughter, Ramatu Lukman, who wrote on behalf of the family, demanded an apology from the attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, who testified before a British court over the botched gas supply contract that resulted in the recent $9.6 billion arbitral award against Nigeria by a UK court.
“It is despicable that you have engaged your witness statements to call into question our father’s integrity, years after his passing, on what appears to be only an ill-founded and opportunistic suspicion,” Ms Lukman wrote in her letter to Mr Malami.
She further said Mr Malami made “false accusations of reprehensible criminal conduct” because “our father cannot defend himself.”
“Please convey a second to think about what you’ve done to the Rilwanu Lukman’s family, you owe us an apology. If this is something you think you are not up to then I am sorry to remind you of the divine curse and the anger of Allah (S.W.T.) against liars mentioned in SURAH AZZUMAR 39:3:
“Surely Allah will judge between them in that wherein they differ. But Allah guide not such as are false and ungrateful.”
Mr Lukman was petroleum minister under late President Musa Yar’Adua. He died in 2014 after battling cancer.