The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has claimed that there was no evidence to show that himself and the Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, were summoned by the Court as reported in the media.
Malami said this in a statement by his media aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwa.
He said he was not summoned by the Federal High Court, Abuja in respect of the detention of the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.
Malami said: “According to the order obtained from the court ‘an order is hereby made that the Deputy Chief Registrar (Litigation) of this Court shall bring this case and the next date of hearing to the notice and attention of the 1st and 2nd Defendants’.
“Buttressing the fact that the timing for hearing falls during the holiday season, the court said ‘an order is hereby made remitting this file to the Hon. Chief Judge for assignment of this case to Vacation Judge for hearing as the next date of hearing falls within the vacation period’.
“The Court also ordered that the case file be remitted to the Hon. Chief Judge for assignment to the vacation Judge for hearing as the next adjourned date of hearing falls within the vacation period.
“It is noteworthy that the day or date of the next adjourned date was not indicated in the order of the Court.
“Therefore, flowing from the above and the Order from the Court dated Tuesday, the 17th day of December 2019 there were no evidence to show that the Director DSS and the Attorney-General of the Federation have been summoned by the Court as some individuals want to allude.”