I Won’t Hesitate To Testify Against Magu Before Salami Panel – AGF Malami Speaks


Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that he will not hesitate to testify before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Investigative Panel if he is summoned.

He disclosed this in an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday.

The AGF was reacting to the letter written by the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, asking the panel to summon Malami.

The Justice Minister said he has no skeleton in his cupboard and therefore would gladly offer his full cooperation to the Justice Salami panel if the need arises.

Malami said: “So, if indeed the Ayo Salami panel invites Abubakar Malami as a person or the AGF in the person of Abubakar Malami for any testimony, for any clarification, for examination or cross-examination for that matter, Abubakar Malami will wholeheartedly, gladly within the spirit and context of the rule of law be there to testify, be there to be cross-examined, be there to be examined within the context of the rule of law.

“Our position as a government is to be submissive to the rule of law and the rule of law component of it requires that when we are called upon to clarify issues, when we are called upon to be examined, when we are called upon to be cross-examined, Abubakar Malami will be there and will gladly cooperate with the inquiry institution and that indeed was an attribute of the government that translated to the victory we are seeing today arising from P&ID.

“Abubakar Malami has along the line, within the chain of the arbitral process, submitted to uncountable invitations, responded to uncountable requests for clarification of issues and indeed executed uncountable witness statements for the purpose of putting the record straight and the case of Salami will certainly not be an exception.”

Magu, through his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, on Monday, sent a letter to the Presidential Investigative Panel, beckoning on it to summon the AGF, whom based on his petition, the former EFCC boss is being investigated.

READ  I Can’t Ask DSS to Release Sowore – AGF Malami Replies Falana

Shittu, who cited Section 36(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Nigerian Constitution, wrote: “Based on the foregoing, we humbly request that the Honourable Attorney General, who is the main accuser in these proceedings, be graciously invited to give evidence in connection with the subject matter of this inquiry with specific reference to our client in the interest of fair hearing.

“We believe this request ought to be resolved before our client is called upon to enter his defence in these proceedings.”

Kindly Leave a Comment