The Federal Government has rejected the claim by Charles Adeogun-Phillips that he voluntarily withdrew in protest as the lead prosecuting counsel in the trial of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta on corruption charges.
 
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said in a statement that Mr. Adeogun-Phillips was fired because of the lawyer’s “unprofessional conduct”.
 
Adeogun-Phillips, a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, appeared before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, announcing his withdrawal on personal reasons

Meanwhile the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has revealed plans by the Federal Government to introduce a companies register that will show the real owners of investments and businesses in the country.
 
He said this is in line with the commitment of the present leadership to fight corruption.
 
Mr. Malami expressed the strong commitment by the federal government to ensure transparency and accountability in the business environment in Nigeria using the open government partnership mechanism.