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Invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s residence: Malami denies hiring police consultant

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Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday, distanced himself from one of the suspects paraded by the police for the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s Abuja home who claimed that he works as a Consultant to the Minister.

According to a statement made available to the media, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Malami said he could not descend so low to “engaging a quack or fake police officer to serve as his Consultant.”

The Attorney-General’s reaction came on the heel of a confession of one of the suspects during interrogation, in the penultimate week invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Peter Odili.

Malami demanded that the suspect make public documents of engagements detailing where he worked as a consultant to him.

“We asked the suspect to present documents of engagements where he worked as a consultant to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, whether in the past or now.

“We boldly and unequivocally challenge the fake consultant/police officer to come out with answers or responses to these questions to the general public.”

Describing the confession as “a case of a drowning man scavenging for a dying partner,” Malami said he was happy that investigation has commenced to not only unravel the circumstances and personalities behind the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s home, but also the sponsored campaign of calumny against him.

The statement continues: “With all the competent, high level professionals and capable human resources  available at the disposal of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, it only takes the imagination of the evil minds to assume or think that the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will descend  so low to.

“It is our desire and we hope that the investigation would also disclose those after the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, those dragging his personality, his name and his exalted office in the dirty politics of disrepute. This is an orchestrated attempt to stir unnecessary controversies and Public apprehension.”

“The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice superintends over and respects the rule of law who will not do anything to undermine the sanctity of his office and that that entire judiciary and Justice sector,” the statement added.

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