By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, yesterday said that he did not receive any correspondence from the lawmakers of the United States of America over Sowore as at the close of the work on 20th day of December, 2019.
The disclosure was made in a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu Sunday in Abuja.
The AGF, in the statement, said, “foreign policy conventions do not support direct correspondence between the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and serving legislators of a foreign country”.
The statement noted that perhaps the Ministry of Foreign Affairs could be an appropriate Ministry for such correspondence and therefore reiterated the fact that the Minister of Justice, Abubakar did not receive such a letter.
According to the Minister, “Attorney-General of the Federation finds media reports on the purported claim of such correspondence to his office, peddled by some unscrupulous elements in the society as not only inappropriate but inaccurate”.
It added, “It is essential to put in the record that the so-called letter has not been received at the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN as the close of the work of Friday 20th December, 2019.”