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Forgery Case in Public Interest, AGF Malami Declares as He Appears Before Senate Panel

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By Ibidapo Balogun in Abuja

After shunning three invitations, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Wednesday appeared before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights.

The Senate had on June 28 invited Malami to come and appear before its committee over the case he instituted against Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and two others over the alleged forgery of Senate Rule 2015 in the election of principal officers of the chamber.

Malami told the committee on Wednesday that the forgery case was instituted in the public interest, adding that the way the Senate Rule 2015 was used in the election did not follow due process.

The Senate Committee on Judiciary had on Tuesday reported to the Senate that Malami had shunned the invitation to appear before it on two occasions.

Ruling on the matter, Senate President Bukola Saraki had threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Malami if he failed to appear before the committee on Wednesday.

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