The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami yesterday said with the facts on ground there was no basis to prosecute the Conduct of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar over corruption charges as petitioned by the Anti Corruption Network (ACN).
He told the House of Representatives Committee on public petitions in Abuja that they had taken steps to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and demanded their own input on the allegation against the CCT Chairman.
Malami said that based on the presentation by Justice Umar, the petition by the Anti Corruption Network and the conclusion by the EFCC it would be difficult to initiate a prosecution against the CCT Chairman. “Driving from the conclusion It became difficult for any prosecution to be initiated based on the basis of facts as they were presented.
“The position of the office of the Attorney General of the Federation is that in the absence of further material fact in the allegation we find it very difficult to prosecute Alhaji Umar in the circumstances against the background of his presentation and the further conclusion arrived at by the economic and financial crimes commission.
-Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja