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Why Senate wants the AGF to appear before it

‎The Nigerian senate has again summoned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami,  over a suit he filed against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy  Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of senate standing order.

Last Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber had summoned Malami, but he failed to honour the invitation.

The senate, through its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, has again summoned the minister.

Inside sources said the senate was summoning the AGF over case of alleged forgery of the the senate standing rules.

The rule was allegedly amended without the consent of the senate to give room for both functionaries of the senate to emerge.

A letter from the committee summoning Malami read: “I write with reference to your (AGF) correspondence on the above subject matter with Ref HAGF/NASS/ZOIG/Vol.1/24, dated 23rd June, 2016, whereby you requested for an adjournment of the meeting of the committee, which was supposed to hold on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to enable you prepare your response.

“The committee has considered your request and having regard to the reason adduced, acceded to the request for an adjournment. Accordingly, the meeting is now scheduled to hold on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 12 noon prompt.

“The venue is Senate Meeting Room 31.3, 3rd Floor, New Senate Building, National Assembly Complex.
You are by this letter invited to appear before the mentioned place above‎.”

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

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