The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has disclosed that when called upon by the Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel to come and testify against the embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, he will wholeheartedly answer the call. Malami stated this while answering a question with the Arise TV station this morning. The AGF was reacting to the letter written by the suspended EFCC boss, Magu urging the Salami-led panel to summon Malami for a fair hearing.
In his statement, “If the Ayo Salami panel invites Abubakar Malami as a person or in the capacity of AGF for any testimony, for any clarification, for examination or cross-examination, Abubakar Malami will wholeheartedly, gladly within the spirit and context of the rule of law be there to testify within the context of the rule of law.
“Our position as a government is to submit to the rule of law and the rule of law component of it requires that we appear 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.
“That indeed was an attribute of the government that translated to the victory we are seeing today arising from P&ID.
According to the AGF, in the past, he has responded to a number of requests to testify on issues that require witness statements for the purpose of putting the record straight, and that of the Salami-led panel will not be exceptional.