The Artoney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has denied allegations that he bought a N300million mansion for his newly married son.
Malami has aso denied that he hired private jets to fly dignitaries across the country to witness the occasion in Kano describing the allegations as preposterous .
The Artoney General through his media, Dr Umar Gwande on Saturday said that the wedding Fathia of his eldest son took place under strict observance of the protocols and guidelines of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19. and blamed disgruntled elements for the false allegations against him.
He said “it is regrettable that the information information technology tools have been hijacked by disgruntled elements in spreading fake news and blatant lies
‘The report by the media is a clear violation of ethical journalism practices on verification of facts and authentication of claims. It evinces lack of professionalism and exposes rash and reckless présentation of a figment of imaginations shrouded with bigotry and bundled with sentiments of unscrupulous questions.
‘ For instance, who is the vendor of the purported house bought for the son of the Minister in Abuja at N300million? Where is the so-called mansion located in Abuja? where are the title documents?
‘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 Artoney 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 Artoney- General using the flights to convey? Which jets are chartered who paid for the charter? Through which means was the money paid? “
Malami who was reactiing to an online media outlet through which the allegations were made said ‘It is one of such libellous publications of which the medium is commonly known for, targeted at selected few for unsubstantiated fabricated allegations while overlooking more serious reasonable allegations visibly open against its favoured sectional kinsmen”
The online medium had reported that the wedding of the first son of Malami was devoid of Covid- 19 protocols as guests danced very closely and sprayed dollar notes on the couple .
The medium also reported that the Artoney General bought a mansion valued at N300million for his newly married son and also rented jets to transport guests to Kano to attend the wedding.