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Reps accuse AGF Malami of manipulating Saraki’s trial at CCT, invite him for explanations

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The House of Representatives on Thursday alleged that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister if Justice, Abubakar Malami, may have manipulated Senate President Bukola Saraki’s corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The lawmakers have therefore summoned the AGF to appear before the House to explain the alleged manipulation.

In a motion entitled, ”Need to ensure sanity in the legal administration of Justice System in the fight against corruption in Nigeria by the AGF” and promoted by the Minority Whip, Yakubu Barde (PDP, Kaduna) noted that ”the AGF is instrumental to this unwholesome saga playing out in our administration of justice system”.

The bill was overwhelmingly supported by the lawmakers.

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Saraki had returned to the CCT after an appeal court judgement cleared him of 15 but three of the 18 count charges leveled against him in a matter bordering on false asset declaration.

Earlier, the Danladi Umar-led CCT had freed the Senate President of all the 18 count charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.

 

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