Malami Orders Investigation into Invasion of Justice Odili’s Home by Security Agents, Disowned JPR

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On Saturday, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), dissociated himself from the purported security agents’ assault of the residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili.
He also ordered an investigation into the events surrounding the raid on the justice’s residence.

According to a statement from his Special Assistant for Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the clarification was necessary due to the media excitement and the scope of the story.

“It is necessary to set the record right that as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation, Malami will not go too low to be associated with an apparent in-elegant and nasty court process on the strength of which the purported search warrant was procured.

“The media reports on the issue depict too untidy process that could never emanate from the Office of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”

He stated that the general public should be aware that there was no such thing as a Joint Panel Recovery. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, as well as the entire Federal Ministry of Justice, fall under the Ministry of Justice.
The ministry has a Committee on Assets Recovery, which does not include sting operations, according to the statement.

The statement further read; “The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has since reached out to the relevant authorities for an intensified wider investigation on the matter for necessary actions leading to the prosecution of anyone involved in the matter in view of the fact that the only names on record from the process filed in Court are a purported police officer who claimed to be “O/C Assets Recovery Team” and one Aliyu Umar a deponent in the affidavit.

“The claim of the Chief Magistrate as reported by a section of the media to the effect that he was being misled by office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice into the issuance of the search warrant is equally forwarded to the relevant investigation agencies to ascertain veracity or otherwise of the purported association of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and which officer if any in the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is associated with such claimed misrepresentation.”

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