Says his position as Attorney General does not allow him testify against accused persons.
Haruna Tukur, FCT
The trial of the suspended boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Committee, EFCC took a different turn as the Attorney-General of the
Federation, Abubakar Malami
(SAN), in a letter to the
Presidential panel probing the
suspended acting Chairman of the
Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, Ibrahim Magu, announced that he would no longer be able to appear before the panel led by
Justice Ayo Salami because of the
entailments of his office.
Many had initially expected Malami who had initiated Magu’s probe to appear before the panel to testify. Matter of fact, Malami had reportedly boasted before newsmen that he would willingly appear before Justice Salami Panel to testify.
However, following a subpoena made by Magu’s legal team against Malami to appear before the panel yesterday. Justice Salami to the chagrin of the legal team to Magu and other onlookers
read out a letter from the minister which stated that he, Malami would not be able to appear. In the letter the minister said that he would not be testifying because of his role as Minister for Justice which does not qualify him to testify in any court of law but to prosecute and file charges.