Abuja (Vanguard) — The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, his ended quiet on the claim that he led the review, advancement and presenting of Maina on the Ministry of Interior.
Malami, who grudgingly addressed Vanguard, the previous evening, said he would rather react to the torrential slide of assertions against him when he formally shows up before the Senate, which had summoned him to talk on his part on the whole issues.
Malami, who did not make reference to anybody, in any case, depicted the affirmations made against him as ‘a fabulous trick and underhandedness’ however did not clarify who the schemers were and what the insidiousness was.
Squeezed to clear himself of the profound claims, Malami stated: “I am a legal practitioner, who is always guided by law and public interest and will therefore not do anything that deviates from the law or breaches public interest.
“I believe that Nigerians are entitled to know the truth in the entire saga and I am ready to speak directly to them when I appear before the Senate since I have been summoned by the legislature, which is investigating the matter.
“I will not however talk until I get clearance from my principal on the matter and I look forward to addressing anxious Nigerians on the matter when I appear before the Senators,” the clergyman said
Senate request that Buhari fire Malami
In the interim, representatives yesterday arraigned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for being the genius of the stealthy come back to the nation and consequent situation at the Ministry of Interior of previous Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina.
Congresspersons, who set aside opportunity to talk amid exchanges on the purpose of request raised by Senator Isa Hamman Misau (APC, Bauchi South) on the arrival of Maina in dubious conditions, additionally prosecuted Interior Minister, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd).
They likewise asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direly sack the two priests, saying the President has encircle himself with those undermining him and causing disarray in the nation.
How AGF utilized FCSC to reestablish Maina
In the interim, points of interest of how the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice avoided the Head of Service of the Federation and utilized the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission to restore the needed executive of the dead Presidential Task Force on Pensions Reforms, developed the previous evening.
This came as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday proceeded with distinguishing proof and stamping of no less than six houses in many parts of the nation followed to the needed Maina.
Representative of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, affirmed the strike on the distinguished properties however did not reveal nature and areas of the property.
“We have continued our efforts to track Maina down and our operatives have also intensified the identification of properties which he might have used the proceeds of corruption to secure while in office”, the representative said.
Top government authorities acquainted with how the AGF got Maina again into the elected administration after he had slipped off for more than three years, depicted Abubakar Malami’s activity in the review and advancement of Maina as frantic and a rupture of known open administration rules.
According to reports gathered, in his frantic offer to return Maina to his post, Malami composed two memoranda to Oyo-Ita to review Maina in view of the weak contention that no court of the land had sentenced for any offence however the lady overlooked him since she was certain the central law officer had ruptured set up standards of the common administration.
The advancement rose, as a few Nigerians yesterday scrutinized the President’s energy to sack Maina without alluding to the proper government body with important forces to do as such.
Yet, on its twitter handle, the Presidency said Buhari broke no known law, having offered endorsement to the suitable government office saddled with the duty to sack blundering authorities.
Statement from Presidency: “Reports that due process was not followed in the disengagement of Mr. Maina from service are incorrect.
“The President directed the appropriate authorities to effect the disengagement in compliance with due process.
“President Buhari will continue to ensure that due process is followed every step of the way.”