The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government secured over 1000 convictions on terrorism related cases within its first 18 months in office.
Malami also claimed that 312 convictions were secured for other criminal cases within the period.
The Minister disclosed this to journalists at the 46th Session of the State House Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Malami said: “The ministry has so far secured over 1000 convictions on terrorism. Convictions have also been secured in 45 cases by the Complex Casework Group, Maritime unit, and the special task force on electricity offenses and across the 13 zonal offices of the Ministry.”
He also noted that the Ministry, through the CCG unit, is coordinating the next phase of terrorism related trials in collaboration with the Federal High Court, the Legal Aid Council, and the Defense Headquarters.
Malami further explained that the Ministry of Justice has successfully processed over 350 Mutual Legal Assistance and 50 extradition requests including extradition proceedings against suspended DCP Abba Kyari from the United States of America.
“My office filed extradition proceedings against the suspended DCP Abba Kyari in line with an MLA request from the USA”, Malami added.