The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on Tuesday broke his silence on the allegation that he spearheaded the recall, promotion and posting of fugitive Assistant Director in the Ministry of Interior, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Speaking with Vanguard Newspaper, Malami assured “anxious Nigerians” that he would rather respond to all the allegations against him when he formally appears before the Senate, which had summoned him to speak on his role on the entire saga.
He described the allegations as “a grand conspiracy and mischief”, but failed to reveal the names of the conspirators and what the mischief was.
When pushed further to clear himself of the weighty allegations, Malami said:
“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.”