The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has disowned a man who told the police that he works for him as a consultant.
The man, Lawrence Ajodo, who is one of the 14 suspects arrested by the police for illegal raid on Justice Mary Odili’s, claimed he’s a consultant for the AGF.
The Nigeria Police Force paraded all the 14 suspects in the illegal raid on the house of the second most senior judicial officer in the country.
Ajojo, who secured a search warrant for the residence by claiming to be a police inspector, confessed to the police that he is not a police officer but a consultant.
But Malami has disowned the suspect, and challenged him to provide documents showing how he engaged his services.
The AGF said in a statement issued on Thursday,
“The attention of the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to a confession of a suspect during interrogation in the investigation of the recent invasion of the residence of the highly respected Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice Mary Peter Odili.
“With all the competent, high level professionals and capable human resources available at the disposal of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, it only takes the imagination of the evil minds to assume or think that the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will descend so low to engaging a quack or fake police officer to serve as his consultant.
“This is a case of a drowning man scavenging for a dying partner. We are happy to note that investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances and personalities behind the invasion and sponsored campaign of calumny against the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”
The statement was issued by his spokesperson, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.
Recall that the Senate had on Wednesday directed the police to reveal its investigative report on the raid, saying it was an insult on the justice sector.