Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has advised Nigerian youths to be law-abiding at all times.
Malami’s comment was contained in a statement on Sunday by Umar Gwandu, his spokesman.
Speaking in Birnin-Kebbi as part of outreach engagement with community leaders and youths, AGF Malami noted that youths in Nigeria are precious assets.
According to the minister, the Buhari administration is committed to empowerment through various schemes and initiative.
He said the federal government has introduced programmes to help young citizens utilize their talents and skills.
Giving examples, Malami cited the N-Power programs, planned recruitment of 774,000 youths, community policing, special loans for small and medium enterprises, among others.
Meanwhile, a report by the office of the AGF has stated that 33 operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) indicted in 2019 by a presidential investigative panel can’t be prosecuted.
Explaining why the former SARS operatives can’t face prosecution, the report observed that the cases brought against the ex-operatives does not meet standards for it to proced to prosecution stage as no proper investigation was conducted.
According to Punch who quoted a top police source, the AGF said the report “does not meet prosecutorial needs” as it was said to be lacking in vital exhibits, such as “medical evidence and statements of the suspects”.
It added, “The report of the panel does not meet prosecutorial needs. No proper investigation was concluded in all the cases. Admissible evidence such as exhibits, medical evidence, statements of the suspects and witnesses that can be used in court have not been obtained or recorded in the appropriate sheet from the suspects and witnesses by the appropriate investigation team.”
The report added that for the AGF’s office to be able to prosecute the cases, the affected officers must be made to undergo disciplinary actions and dismissed from police service where necessary, while the IGP should set up a special team to further investigate the individual cases.