Senate Gives Abubakar Malami 48-Hours Ultimatum, May Subpoena AGF

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Attorney General and Minister of Justice

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has vowed to invoke its constitutional powers to force the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to appear before it.

The Senate at its resumed plenary Tuesday gave Mr. Malami a 48-hour ultimatum to show up or be subpoena. By this, the Senate may ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest the Attorney General.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Attorney General and Minister of Justice

Mr. Malami had on two occasions shun the invitations of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Justice and Legal Matters, to appear before it over its hearing on the allegations of illegal doctoring of Senate Rules leveled against its presiding officers.

The AGF was said to have been out of the country the last time he was expected by the Committee.

Presidential liaison to National Assembly, Ita Enang, pleaded with the Senate on behalf of Mr. Malami, and promised that he would appear before the committee upon his return to the country.

It was not immediately clear if Mr. Malami was back in the country, but the Senate said he had 48 hours to make himself available to the committee members.

The Senate also summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to appear before it for his recent statements on the implementation of the 2016 budget and the national conference report.

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