I’ve no father, mother in Nigeria to convey with private jet to my son’s wedding – Malami reacts angrily
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, says there is no truth behind reports that he bought a home valued at N300 million for his newly-wedded son, Abdulazeez, in Abuja.
He also denied chartering a private jet to convey guests to the wedding fatiha in Kano yesterday.
Malami issued the clarification on Saturday through his media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu, adding that COVID-19 guidelines were not violated during the ceremony as claimed in the media reports.
The AGF dared his accusers to publish the location and title documents of the said house as well as its seller.
“God knows that I did not purchase any house for him in Abuja. Not even a rented house was secured for my son in Abuja, because he has no plan to live in Abuja,” he said in the statement.
“The allegation of hiring private jets for the marriage was preposterous.
“It is common knowledge that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice had neither a father nor mother anywhere in Nigeria to be conveyed to Kano for the wedding.
“Who then is the Attorney-General using the chartered flight to convey? Which jets are chartered? Who paid for the charter? Through which means was the money paid?” the statement further read.
Malami added, “It is important to note that the wedding fatiha took place in Kano on Saturday 11th July, 2020 in the morning.
“Any other activity before or after the wedding fatiha is not connected with the marriage and we therefore disassociate ourselves from it in its entirety.”
According to him, the reports were mischievous, deceitful, perfidious and “a clear violation of ethical journalism practices on verification of facts and authentication of claims.”