The Federation’s Attorney General, AGF, and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami have lodged a complaint with the Inspector General of police for publications accusing him of major corruption.
He wants the police to carry out comprehensive investigation into the “libelous and criminal defamation of his character and integrity”.
Malami had declared that the allegations had traumatized him.
His petition signed by Sunday Ibrahim Ameh, SAN, is demanding apology and retraction.
It said under Malami, the extant National Anti Corruption Strategy was conceived, designed, approved by the Federal Executive Council and is currently being implemented.
The petition noted that his reappointment as AGF “is a testament to his unprecedented success in the office first of its kind and in our minds.”
Malami said there was a seeming coordinated internet/social media attack on him on July 10, 11 and 12, 2020.
He insisted that the articles were defamatory, with intention to ridicule him before the world.
The petition added that Malami also gets many phone calls and visits from well-meaning Nigerians, because of the publications.
Mates and associates from around the world.
Ameh urged the IGP to take action, adding his client deserves justice.