Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, accused Olumide Akpata, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), of pursuing a personal agenda on the invasion of the Mary Peter-Odili Justice Residence in Abuja.
Despite the report of the investigation by the Inspector General of Police (PGI), Usman Baba Alkali, Akpata, during an interview with the media last Thursday, had communicated to the press that with the approval of the National Executive Committee (NEC), The NBA has established a high power committee to investigate the circumstances of the attack on Judge Odili and report to the NBA on a weekly basis.
He said the NBA will make sure everyone behind the embarrassing incident is exposed and faced with the Association’s harsh penalties, including lawsuits.
“It is for this and other reasons that I have appointed the president of the NBA section on public interest and development law (NBA-SPIDEL), Dr. Monday Ubani, to serve as a special investigator of the NBA to expose, among other things, those behind the attack on Judge Odili’s home and to ensure that these individuals are confronted with the law.
‘It is for this reason that we ask President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set up an independent investigation group to find all those who are behind this ignoble act, ”Akpata said.
But speaking to Channels Television’s Sunday Politics program monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Malami who denied any guilt in the invasion of the Supreme Court Justice Residence said the NBA president is pursuing a personal agenda on the matter.
“I think the NBA maybe has an agenda. I’m talking about the national president of the NBA. Perhaps he could have his own agenda that he is pursuing, whether or not stemming from certain conspiracies. “
“But then, if you feel strongly the report that was formally released by the office of the Inspector General of Police, you know how best it can be set aside both in terms of authenticity, in terms of cogency and in terms of truthfulness”.
Source: – Ng. independent