#Justice Odili: Malami Reacts As Raid Suspect Claims He Consults For AGF

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN) has reacted to a claim by Lawrence Ajojo, one of the suspects arrested over the raid on the residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, who said he works as a consultant to the AGF.

Ajojo, made this known when he was paraded by the police in Abuja on Thursday, noting that Malami did not authorise the raid.

The incident had sparked an outrage. Some persons had linked it to Malami who has continued to distance himself from the invasion.

“I am not an officer of the Nigeria Police but a consultant for the AGF; he did not send us to raid Mrs Odili’s house,” the suspect said.

But Malami has denied the claim of Ajojo, stressing that the suspect is not among his consultants.

He said detractors might be at work, in a statement Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, his media aide, issued on his behalf.

“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,” Gwandu said in the statement.

He continued: “We asked the suspect to present documents of engagements where he worked as a consultant to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, whether in past or now.”

Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, said after the raid, Malami had petitioned the police, seeking probe.

“The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident,” he said.

“Earlier on, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice had also submitted a written petition into the office of the IGP, requesting a robust and discreet investigation into the matter, with the aim of unravelling the identities of the persons involved, their motives, and perhaps, the authorities, if any, behind them.”

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