Malami Denies Suspect’s Confession Linking Him To Invasion Of Odili’s Home

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The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied a suspect’s confession that linked him to the recent invasion of the home of a Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court.

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Lawrence Ajodo, the suspect, while being paraded by the police headquarters along with 13 other suspects yesterday, said that he was a consultant engaged by the AGF and not a police officer as he had claimed to be.

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Purporting to be a chief superintendent of police, Mr Ajodo had applied to the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, for a search warrant which the invading security operatives had tried to execute at Justice Odili’s home on Imo Street, Maitama, Abuja, on October 29.

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He claimed in the court document to be acting on behalf of a joint team on assets recovery allegedly being coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The application, according to him, was necessitated by a whistleblower’s information giving a hint of alleged criminal activities taking place in the home of Justice Odili.

Reacting to the confession Umar Gwandu, spokesman for Malami, in a statement described Ajodo’s claim as “a case of a drowning man scavenging for a dying partner.”

The AGF said he could not have engaged the services of a “fake” police officer when the Justice Ministry boasts of “high level professionals and capable human resources”.

He challenged Ajodo to present documentary evidence of engagement as a “consultant” by the office of the AGF.

“Consultant for what? Which activity or assignment? When was he engaged? What were the terms of references for the alleged consultancy service?” Gwandu queried.

The AGF assured that being Nigeria’s chief law officer, he would not undermine the sanctity of his office as well as the judiciary.

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