The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has called the bluff of the Senate.
The Senate had summoned the Attorney General for question regarding his role in the forgery trial involving the Senate President and Deputy Senate president.
The senate had requested that the Attorney General appeared before its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
The AGF rplied the senate that he wouldn’t honor the invitation.
According to the AGF, “I am not answerable to the lawmakers.
“The Senate did not appoint me and therefore lacks the jurisdiction to summon me.”
The Senate fired back that it may be forced to issue a warrant of arrest against the AGF for his refusal to honor its invitation.
The AGF, ably represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, walked out of the meeting room where the Senate and the AGF met.
The exchange happened at Senate Meeting Room 3 31.3, 3rd Floor, New Senate Building, National Assembly Complex.
Recall that on Tuesday, the Senate invited Malami to appear before it to explain why it became necessary for him to drag Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to court over alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules.
Saraki, Ekweremadu and two other NASS officials were arraigned at a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday to answer the charges.