Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami expressed his willingness to appear before the presidential panel chaired by Justice Ayo Salami at the hearing of a petition he wrote against the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
He 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.
Also, Malami has attributed Nigeria’s successes in the $10 million judgment against the country by P&ID as a product of collective institutional collaboration.
A statement on Wednesday in Abuja by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, quoted the AGF as speaking during a programme on Arise television.
He said: “I wonder how one personality can claim victory associated with an institution. Neither the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, that developed witnesses’ statements in support of the case that led to the victory, nor Abubakar Malami (SAN), (as Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice), can, in law and logic, claim an exclusively personalised the victory over a product of inter-governmental, inter-ministerial and multiple-agency collaborative venture.”