- Malami says he has not received any letter from US lawmakers
- The attorney-general disclosed this in reaction to news that some US lawmakers wrote him over the arrest of Sowore
- According to Malami, foreign policy conventions do not support direct correspondence between his office and serving legislators of a foreign country
The attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, says he did not receive any letter from lawmakers of the United State of America.
The lawmakers were reported to have written the AG over the re-arrest and continued detention of convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Malami disclosed this in a statement by his media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu, Vanguard reports.
He insisted that no such letter got to his office before the close of work last Friday.
Going further, he stressed that “foreign policy conventions do not support direct correspondence between the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and serving legislators of a foreign country”.
According to him, the ministry of foreign affairs could be an appropriate Ministry for such correspondence.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government was accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.
The claim was made by John Campbell, a former United State (US) ambassador to Nigeria on Thursday, December 19, as he made reference to the ordeal of Omoyele Sowore at the hands of the Department of States Service (DSS).
Campbell said: “The state security service assault on a courtroom and the re-arrest of Sowore has already damaged the country’s international reputation.”
He expressed fears that the media in Nigeria will come under attack following the new tag of General given to President Muhammadu Buhari by a local online news media.
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