FORGERY: SENATE WALKS OUT BUHARI’S AIDE, AS AGF AGAIN SHUNS SENATE SUMMON

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The crisis rocking the Senate over alleged forgery of the 2015 Standing Order yesterday took another dimension as the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters walked out the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Okoi Obono- Oblo. The committee also noted that failure of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to appear was not only a slap on the Senate, but also insultive.

The AGF, for the second time yesterday, shunned the summon of Senate to explain why he dragged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others to court over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order. Soon after Oblo, who appeared before the committee, headed by Senator David Umaru, APC Niger East, introduced himself as the Special Assistant to President Buhari who is attached to the office of the Minister, the Committee members dismissed his presence insisting on seeing the AGF and not the President.

Umaru told Mr. Obono-obla that the committee did not invite President Muhammadu Buhari, but the Justice Minister, adding that since the Minister failed to honour the invitation, he did not respond to the committee.

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