Non-appearance At Justice Ayo Salami Panel Of Inquiry Is Constitutional — Malami

25 September 2020 by VICTORIA ABAH

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says his non-appearance at the Justice Ayo Salami Panel of Inquiry probing the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is purely Constitutional and not based on any alterior motive.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the AGF, Dr. Umar Gwandu in Abuja, notes that the appearance or otherwise of Malami to serve as a witness in any investigation should be a constitutional matter.

The statement however explains that the terms and wordings of the invitation extended to the AGF by the Justice Ayo Panel of inquiry against Magu, runs contrary to the Constitutional provisions.

The Office of the AGF is by the provision of the Constitution and extant laws empowered to serve supervisory role, and in the case of the EFCC, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has been discharging the role effectively, it says.

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