The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami(SAN) has denied authorising the invasion of a Yoruba activist,Sunday Igboho’s house by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Malami denied that the DSS acted on their own,without his consent.
9News Nigeria recalls that,Sunday Igboho’s house was invaded by the DSS which lead to the death of two of his aides.
In response, the AGF, in an affidavit deposed on August 18, 2021, by one Thomas Etah, who is a staff of the Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters, and as a litigation officer, argued, “I have the consent and authority of the first respondent (Malami) and that of Maimuna Lami Shiru (Mrs), Simon Enock, Abdullahi Abubakar and Elodimuo Ekene, the counsel in chambers assigned to conduct the defence on behalf of the first respondent (Malami) to depose to this counter-affidavit.
“That the facts deposed to herein are from my own personal knowledge and as well as facts from information supplied to me in the course of preparing the case, that the first respondent denies paragraph 8(28), (29), (30) of the affidavit of Samuel Ojebode and states that contrary to the insinuation of the applicant to the effect, the first respondent, who is not a security officer as has been severally stated above, he did not participate in the commission of the acts being complained of or came back to Abuja and assumed the role of a judge or conducted any media trial,” Etah deposed.
Justice adjourned the hearing till August 30, while ruling that an order restraining the AGF, DSS or any other security agency from arresting or harassing Igboho still subsists.