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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Attorney General of the Federation speaks on onslaught against IPOB

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said nobody would be allowed to compromise the peace and security of Nigeria.
According to him, anyone posing a threat to Nigeria’s unity will be treated as a criminal.

Speaking against the backdrop of the on-going Operation Python Dance II in the South east, the Minister said Attorney-Generals of the 36 states and the federation, as chief law officers, were empowered by relevant sections of the constitution to institute criminal proceedings against any individual who acts against the law.

Malami said, “As the chief law officer of the nation and custodian of her legal conscience, we have a responsibility to ensure that the unity, peace and security of the country are not compromised by selfish interest over and above national interest.

“The constitution under section 174 and 211 empowers us as chief law officers to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court of law in respect of any offence under any act of the national assembly.


”No one is above the law, for anyone who chooses to deliberately promote discord and threaten the security of the country, it is our responsibility to ensure the full weight of the law is brought to bear on such person.”

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