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Lawyer flays Malami for suing senator


Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

A rights lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has flayed the Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), Abubakar Malami, for dragging Senator Isah Misau to court over allegations of corruption and abuse of office against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Olajengbesi said the action was not only baseless but also compromised the ongoing anti-corruption fight of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. In a statement signed yesterday in Abuja, the rights activist noted that the AGF acted in wrong manner when he chose to institute court action against the Bauchi lawmaker for drawing the attention of the public to the alleged corruption in the Nigeria Police Force and abuse of office by its topmost officer .

Olajengbesi, who described the court action as simply political persecution “which will not succeed”, noted that it was intended to sweep the allegations raised by the senator under the carpet.

“A careful examination of the charge itself will reveal a liquidated attempt by the Federal Government through the office of the Attorney-General to render abstract the real issues in controversy and sweep the significant investigations under the carpet.”

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