I Will Gladly Testify Before Salami Panel, Malami Tells Suspended EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says he will be glad to testify before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel if he is summoned.

I Will Gladly Testify Before Salami Panel, Malami Tells Suspended EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu
Justice Ayo Salami, Ibrahim Magu

He said this during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday.

Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, was reacting to a letter by the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, calling on Salami to summon the AGF.

The AGF said he had nothing to hide and would not hesitate to give the Salami-led panel the full cooperation if need be.

Responding to a question, 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, who is being investigated based on a petition from the AGF, had on Monday written a letter to the Salami-led panel through his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, calling on the panel to summon the AGF.

Shittu, who cited Section 36(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Nigerian Constitution, added, “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.”

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