A lawyer, Osita Enwe, has written to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) regarding a wedding invitation addressed to an unknown recipient bearing his signature.
The AGF had allegedly used his official letterhead paper to invite people to his son’s wedding.
In the freedom of information (FoI) request sent to Malami, Mr. Enwe is seeking confirmation as to whether the wedding invitation letter truly emanated from his office.
Read the letter below:
14th July 2020
Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice
Federal Ministry of Justice
Plot 71B Shehu Shagari Way
Attention: A-G Federation and Minister of Justice or the Head FOI Desk
REQUEST FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION
RE: WEDDING INVITATION DATED 03:07:2020
Kindly refer to the letter allegedly signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice with your reference number HAGF/PRO/AZ/11/2020/124, addressed to an unidentified recipient in respect of the subject matter referenced above (the “letter”).
Without patriotic zeal, I request that you dutifully confirm to me in writing that the letter duly originated from your office. Note that my request or application is predicated on the enabling provisions of the Freedom of information Act, 2011 (the “FOI”).
Note further that in accordance with the FOI, which vests you with oversight functions as its Chief Compliance Officer, I trust that I will receive a response from you within 7 days of your receipt of this request.
With gratitude and firm hope in your good judgement, I look forward to your prompt and favourable response to my request.
Osita Enwe ESQ.