Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said he made Nnamdi Kanu’s bail possible and had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to release a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd.
He said this while defending reason the Federal High Court in Abuja should not strip him off the rank of SAN for encouraging the Federal Government to ignore six separate court orders that granted bail to Dasuki.
The senior lawyer, in a five-paragraph affidavit he filed before the court, also said he advised the Federal Government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Malami said he had never at any point in time backed Buhari’s refusal to release Dasuki who has been in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, since December 29, 2015.
Malami, in the affidavit that was deposed by one of the senior lawyers in his chambers, Ballah Ali, told the court that he was the one that persuaded FG to release the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on bail.
He said he also convinced FG to pay N135 million as compensation to families of deceased and injured victims of the invasion of an uncompleted building in Apo area of Abuja by DSS in 2013, sequel to the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC.
Consequently, he urged the court to dismiss the suit that was lodged against him by an Abuja based constitutional lawyer, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi.