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It is time to testify, Malami replies Magu

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, yesterday communicated his preparation to show up as a witness in the in the ongoing probe of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, by the Justice Ayo Salami-drove board of request.

Malami, while reacting to Magu’s new application to gather him a witness, said he would promptly testify before the panel whenever he was invited.

Reacting yesterday, Malami, who said he would readily do anything to assist the probe panel, stated: “Within the context of the rule of law, I have a responsibility as the chief law officer of the country as Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to assist whatever investigation taking place locally or internationally.

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He said:  “For your information, I have signed and executed around eight witness statements before the Commercial Court in UK which translated to the victory we are celebrating today.

“So, the idea of testimony, the idea of appearance of the Office of the Attorney-General and, indeed, with the particular reference to Abubakar Malami before any panel, before any tribunal, local and international, for the purpose of supporting an investigation that will see to the establishment and unraveling the truth associated with an issue under consideration, is not new.

“I will in no way exercise any restraint as per honouring an invitation for the purpose of supporting any inquiry. “So, if Ayo Salami Panel invites Abubakar Malami, SAN as a person or the Attorney-General of the Federation, for any testimony or any clarification, for any examination or cross-examination for that matter, Abubakar Malami will definitely and gladly, within the spirit and context of rule of law, be there to testify.”



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