I Will Gladly Testify Earlier than Salami Panel, Malami Tells Suspended EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu
Justice Ayo Salami, Ibrahim Magu
The Lawyer-Normal of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says he shall be glad to testify earlier than the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel if he’s summoned.
He stated this throughout an interview on Come up TV on Wednesday.
Malami, who can also be the Minister of Justice, was reacting to a letter by the suspended performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibrahim Magu, calling on Salami to summon the AGF.
The AGF stated he had nothing to cover and wouldn’t hesitate to offer the Salami-led panel the complete cooperation if want be.
Responding to a query, Malami stated, “So, if certainly the Ayo Salami panel invitations Abubakar Malami as an individual or the AGF within the individual of Abubakar Malami for any testimony, for any clarification, for examination or cross-examination for that matter, Abubakar Malami will wholeheartedly, gladly inside the spirit and context of the rule of regulation be there to testify, be there to be cross-examined, be there to be examined inside the context of the rule of regulation.
“Our place as a authorities is to be submissive to the rule of regulation and the rule of regulation part of it requires that once we are referred to as upon to make clear points, once we are referred to as upon to be examined, once we are referred to as upon to be cross-examined, Abubakar Malami shall be there and can gladly cooperate with the inquiry establishment and that certainly was an attribute of the federal government that translated to the victory we’re seeing right this moment arising from P&ID.
“Abubakar Malami has alongside the road, inside the chain of the arbitral course of, submitted to uncountable invites, responded to uncountable requests for clarification of points and certainly executed uncountable witness statements for the aim of placing the report straight and the case of Salami will definitely not be an exception.”
Magu, who’s being investigated primarily based on a petition from the AGF, had on Monday written a letter to the Salami-led panel via his lawyer, Wahab Shittu, calling on the panel to summon the AGF.
Shittu, who cited Part 36(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Nigerian Structure, added, “Based mostly on the foregoing, we humbly request that the Honourable Lawyer Normal, who’s the principle accuser in these proceedings, be graciously invited to offer proof in reference to the subject material of this inquiry with particular reference to our shopper within the curiosity of truthful listening to.
“We imagine this request must be resolved earlier than our shopper known as upon to enter his defence in these proceedings.”