Why Buhari must probe Malami – Sagay

Why Buhari must probe Malami – Sagay Article

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against
Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has called on
President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate
probe of Attorney General of the Federation, AGF,
Abubakar Malami.

Sagay said Malami’s role in the return of former
Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension
Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, was disappointing.

“As the attorney general, you met a fugitive who is
wanted for a very heinous crime of depriving
thousands of elderly people of their rights.

“You don’t, for any reason, go to hold discussions
with such a person”, he told Punch.

“Your job should be to extradite and try him. He
compromised himself by meeting with him.

“He says he didn’t write any letter regarding the
reinstatement of Maina but the letter emanated from
his ministry. So, let the President investigate the
attorney general.”

Sagay, however, agreed with Malami that the Senate
was being overzealous by probing his role in the Maina
scandal.

“I think the Senate is overzealous in its approach. It
investigates everything and in the end, we hardly see
anything. I think it is spending too much time setting
up sub-committees to investigate everything.”

Senate yesterday lambasted Malami for his moves to
stop its investigation into the controversial
reinstatement of Maina.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly said
Malami had been “running around the courts” to stop
the probe of a man “surreptitiously” reinstated into the
Federal Government’s service after he had been
dismissed.

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