In a recent statement, he revealed that he was in not in any way linked to Sanusi’s problems and he will not speak further on the matter because it is already in court.
According to him, the issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination, so we can only wait for the court’s verdict.
He added that it is a saga that should end soon.
His words, “Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN was not in any way connected with the dethronement of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and his subsequent banishment to Nassarawa State.
“The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently sub judice.”
“Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court.”
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Abubakar Malami (born 17 April 1967), is a Nigerian politician, lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He is Nigeria’s immediate past Minister for Justice and Attorney-General.
Abubakar Malami was born on 17 April 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria. His early formal education began at Nassarawa Primary School, Birnin Kebbi before he completed his secondary school education at College of Arts and Arabic Studies. In 1991, he graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University where he studied Law and was called to the bar in 1992. Abubakar is an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri where he obtained his master’s degree in Public Administration in 1994.
In 2014, Abubakar contested for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Kebbi State but lost the primaries to Atiku Bugudu. On 11 November 2015, Abubakar was appointed as Minister for Justice and Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria thus making him the youngest minister in Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
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