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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, shunned the invitation extended to him to appear before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The senate had at plenary on Tuesday, after a two-hour closed session, asked Malami to appear before it over the planned prosecution of Saraki and Ekweremadu, for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Order, 2015.

The Senate made the resolution following a motion moved by the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, who relied on order 14 and 52, to demand the approval of his colleagues for his two prayers, including the invitation of the AGF and the genuineness of the rule book.

The Senate therefore, approved the two prayers through voice votes while Ekweremadu who presided over the session, asked the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, to summon Malami, within 48 hours and interrogate him on the issue.

The senators also want the committee to find out from Malami whether his action did not constitute gross misconduct, incompetence, contempt of court and abuse of office.

However, the AGF outrightly failed to show up and no reason was given at the time of this report.


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