By Abba Gwale
The Attorney-General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says he was not investigating the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu.
In his interview with Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ programme, Malami said the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have the constitutional right to prosecute former Lagos Governor.
Mr. Malami also denied instructing the EFCC and CCB to institute new proceedings against the former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress.
“The office of the Attorney-General, as you rightly know, has not filed any action before any court in the land relating to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” said Mr. Malami.
“But then, within the context of the law, as you rightly know, the EFCC and Code of Conduct Bureau are all statutory bodies that are vested with statutory powers to act within the context of the laws establishing them.”
The minister of justice also said he could not confirm if the EFCC or the Code of Conduct Bureau were investigating Tinubu. According to him, the agencies are statutorily empowered to probe and prosecute people.