Odinkalu says he finds it “troubling” that Malami (SAN) is “acting as the Senior Advocate of bandits, rather than the Senior Advocate of Nigeria”.
Nigeria's Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami has been lambasted by Chidi Odinkalu.
Odinkalu is a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Odinkalu accused Malami of acting as the Senior Advocate of bandits, rather than the Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Speaking further, Odinkalu stated that bandits and killer herdsmen ought to have been officially declared terrorists by Nigerian authorities, but the government seems to be covering for them.
Odinkalu made his thoughts known during an interview on Arise TV.
He said: “There isn’t one separatism in Nigeria. There are separatisms.
“President Buhari, sadly, aided and abetted by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has chosen some separatism as tolerable. If you remember, Boko Haram declared a caliphate. That’s separatism. The bandits are not exactly seeking to accept the unity of Nigeria.
“So you’ve got the attorney general of the Federation acting as the Senior Advocate of bandits, rather than the Senior Advocate of Nigeria. That is troubling.”