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After shunning the senate, AGF holds ‘secret’ meeting with Saraki

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is currently meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki at the national assembly complex in Abuja.

Malami is the actor behind the criminal charges of forgery brought against Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, as well as two other top administrators of the national assembly.

On June 30, he failed to appear before the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.

That was the second time he failed to honour the invitation of the senate over the charge of forgery he filed against Saraki and Ekweremadu at an Abuja high court.

Although he sent a representative, the committee did not give him audience.

Expressing his displeasure over the action of Malami, David Umaru, chairman of the committee, had said: “The purpose of this hearing was to defend Nigeria’s democracy but the attorney-general has faulted the invitation of the senate again.”

Also speaking, a member of the committee, Chukwuka Utazi, described the action of the AGF as a slap in the face of the senate.

“This is a slap in the face of the senate as the AGF has refused to appear before the committee after being summoned,” he had said. “We just want to ask the AGF a few questions to clarify all these issues, but he has failed to respond to our invitation.”

On June 21, the upper legislative chamber had summoned Malami, but he also failed to honour the invitation.

Following his refusal to appear before the senate, the senate president On Tuesday mulled invoking a relevant session of the senate’s rules to comply him to honour the invitation.

But just hours after the threat, Malami came knocking on Saraki’s doors.

Saraki and Ekweremadu are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and forgery instituted against them by the AGF at an Abuja high court.

TheCable