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Non- Appearance at Magu Probing is Constitutional, Malami Insists

Non- Appearance at Magu Probing is Constitutional, Malami Insists
The Honourabre Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that his non-appearance at Justice Ayo Salami Panel of Inquiry probing the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, was purely Constitutional and not based on any ulterior motive.
A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu,
said that  the appearance or otherwise of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN to serve as a witness in any investigation should be a constitutional matter.

In establishing properiety or otherwise of the presence of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice whose responsibility is to hold constitutional  order one must root same within the  constitutional provisions.

The terms and wordings of  invitation extended to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to Justice Ayo Panel of  inquiry against Magu runs contrary to the Constitutional provisions.

The statement explained that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is by the provision of the Constitution and extant laws empowered to serve supervisory role. In the case of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been discharging the role effectively.

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