The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has pooh-poohed report making the rounds about him buying a N300 million house for his newly wedded son, Abdulazeez, in Abuja.
Social media was awash at the weekend of how Malami allegedly spoilt Azeez with a choice property in Abuja and flown guests in private jets to Kano, venue of his son’s wedding on Saturday.
Dismissing the claims including that of flouting guidelines on COVID-19, the Justice minister in a statement he released, challenged peddlers to show proof that they were right.
The statement read in part: “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.
“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?”
He said the wedding fatiha took place “under strict observance of the protocols and guidelines of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.”
“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.”