The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the immediate probe of Malami.
Sagay, while speaking with The PUNCH on the telephone on Tuesday, said Malami’s role in the return of Maina was disappointing.
He said the AGF was either naive or complicit and the Presidency would need to take action.
Sagay said, “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.
“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.”
The senior advocate, however, agreed with Malami that the Senate was being overzealous by probing his role in the Maina scandal.
Sagay added, “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.
Punch, January 10, 2018
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