Senate threatens Malami with contempt charge

Senate threatens Malami with contempt charge
July 12 22:11 2016

The Senate on Thursday
 threatened to charge the Attorney-
General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,
Abubakar Malami, for contempt if
he continues to ignore the summon to appear before its committee.

The Senate Committee on
Judiciary, Human Rights and
Legal Matters is looking into the
alleged f orgery of Senate
standing rules by the senate
president, Bukola Saraki, his
deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others
 Malami had failed to appear
before the committee two weeks
ago, on the grounds that he was
not in the country.

Presidential liaison to National
Assembly, Ita Enang, pleaded with
the Senate on behalf of
Malami , and promised that the he would appear before the
committee upon his return to the
country.
It was not immediately clear if
Mr. Malami was back in the
country, but the Senate said he
had 48 hours to make himself
available to the committee
members.
The Senate also summoned the
 Secretary to the Government of
the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to
appea r before it for his recent
statements on the implementation
of the 2016 budget and the
national con ference report.
The senators took the decision
when they returned from Eid-el-
Fitri recess on Tuesday.