Attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami has said he will be very “glad” to testify before the presidential panel investigating the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Malami stated that he he would appear before the panel if invited in line with the Buhari’s administration respect for the rule of law.
Ibrahim Magu is being probed by the presidential panel, superintended by Ayo Salami over allegations of corruption which Abubakar Malami levelled against him.
Abubakar Malami had accused Magu of not working in the best interest of the country and the policies of Buhari’s administration due to its mismanagement and lack of openness in managing recovered assets among other allegations.
Malami while speaking during an Arise TV programme on Wednesday said he is willing to be drilled by the presidential probe panel.
“If indeed the Ayo Salami panel invites Abubakar Malami as a person or the AGF in the person of Abubakar Malami for any testimony, for any clarification, for examination or cross-examination for that matter, Abubakar Malami will wholeheartedly, gladly within the spirit and context of the rule of law be there to testify, be there to be cross-examined, be there to be examined within the context of the rule of law,” he said.
“Our position as a government is to be submissive to the rule of law and the rule of law component of it requires that when we are called upon to clarify issues, when we are called upon to be examined, when we are called upon to be cross-examined, Abubakar Malami will be there and will gladly cooperate with the inquiry institution and that indeed was an attribute of the government that translated to the victory we are seeing today arising from P&ID.”
He also stated that he has responded to summons by various panels in similar investigations, and so, “the case of Salami will certainly not be an exception”.