His purported mission to the US did not deal with this. As far as anyone knows he met with no one of importance in the US. The US is already upset with him by his dilatory behaviour on the Wilbros Case. They do not trust him. He says that despite the fact that the company admits paying the Nigerians; that the paying agents have testified under oath that they paid these Presidents and others; the A-G states that unless they signed a receipt for these corrupt payments there were no payments made. Even more bizarrely he says that there is a pot of $130 million in Switzerland that he will get back for Nigeria.
There is a principle of law "Jus ex injuria non oritur" A right cannot arise from a wrong. The bribes paid illegally to the Nigerian officials are not the property of Nigeria. What a carry-on. How can he claim illegal payments as part of Nigeria's bounty. Has 419-ism suddenly become part of Nigerian law. He has no right to ask nor receive any illegal payments made to crooked Nigerians in violation of Nigerian, US, Swiss and British law.
The A-G's business is not law, it is a grandiose system of piracy. He seizes on cases of corruption and, for a fee, muddles them with legal prestidigitation so that the cases cannot go forward. Early this month the issue arose at a meeting of leading Tivs. An attendee reported to me that he A-G was furious that Mrs. Waziri had ordered the re-arrest of the Vaswani brothers without checking with him first. He railed at her at the meeting saying "I am the Chief legal officer of Nigeria. You must check all these things with me first". Mrs. Waziri said that she had had a direct order from the President and she acted on that. The President is the head of state, not the A-G. If he orders something she must oblige. The A-G retorted that "I put you in that position and I can remove you". Mrs. Waziri retorted that she had been in government long before the A-G and he had actually fought her elevation to the head of EFCC and consistently undermined her. She added that one of the reasons that she didn't consult with him before trying to do her job properly was that "You chop from all the accused and the President wanted to prevent this in this case".
Foreign governments are very disappointed with Nigerian justice. The Halliburton Case has involved long and professional investigations in eight countries by serious people. It is a disgrace that the A-G is allowed to continue in his method of confusion. This is true in the Wilbros Case and the Metropolitan Police's case against Ibori. It has made Mrs.Waziri's job very difficult and has put off a lot of support she was getting from around the world. This does not bode well for Nigeria's standing anywhere.