Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has expressed readiness to testify against Ibrahim Magu, the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Naija News recalls that Magu in a letter to the presidential panel investigating through his counsel, Wahab Shittu, asked Malami to provide evidence of corruption against him.
He asked the committee to summon the AGF to prove the infractions he accused his client of.
Shittu said providing evidence of the allegations against Magu is necessary to show credibility and for fair hearing.
Reacting to the letter in an interview on ARISE TV, Malami said he will be glad to testify before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel.
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.
“Our position as a government is to be submissive to the rule of law and the rule of law component of it requires that when we are called upon to clarify issues, when we are called upon to be examined, when we are called upon to be cross-examined, Abubakar Malami will be there and will gladly cooperate with the inquiry institution and that indeed was an attribute of the government that translated to the victory we are seeing today arising from P&ID.
“Abubakar Malami has along the line, within the chain of the arbitral process, submitted to uncountable invitations, responded to uncountable requests for clarification of issues and indeed executed uncountable witness statements for the purpose of putting the record straight and the case of Salami will certainly not be an exception.”