Antigraft: Tension as Senate summons Attorney General

Antigraft: Tension as Senate summons Attorney General



Emerging reports suggests that the Attorney General and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, would be invited by the Senate.

Sources say the Parliament on Wednesday, February 3, resolved to invite the AGF over alleged fresh plot to kidnap Senator Buruji Kashamu and ship him to the United States to face trial on alleged drug charges.

The Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions invited Malami following a petition to it by Kashamu through his solicitor Ajibola Oluyede.

Senator Kashamu and Oluyede appeared before the committee on Wednesday to defend and throw more light on the petition.

Oluyede who spoke on behalf of Kashamu at the hearing said that the fresh plot to abduct Kashamu by unknown agents was revealed to them through a text message by an informant in the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He noted that the plot was to kidnap Kashamu or if abduction failed to shoot him.

According to The Nation, Oluyede said that their suspicion is that some interested parties in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation might have been perjured to facilitate the abduction of Kashamu to the US.

He noted that the text massage was so credible that they have no alternative than to seek protection from the Senate.

A member of the committee, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah wondered why those after Kashamu would want to shoot when a dead man could not be brought to face justice.

He also said that allegation that Kashamu operates a drug factory does not add up since factories could be identified.


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