By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said that the Federal Government is guided by extant laws and tradition of the law in handling legal matters and related ligitations.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.
According to the statement, the Minister was responding to the media on the claim that a lawyer sent a letter to the AGF requesting for the release of Mr. Sowore.
The statement reads in part, “When parties submit their issues for determination to a court of law, they lack exclusivity of decision over such issues without recourse to court.
“We remain guided by the established tradition and will not take unilateral decision without recourse to the rule of law,” he reaffirmed.