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Nigerian-born Alberta Justice minister suspended over traffic violation

Alberta justice minister, Kelechi Madu, Kelechi Madu resigns

Nigerian-born Alberta justice minister, Kelechi Madu, has been asked to step back from his ministerial duties following a traffic violation controversy that happened in 2021.

Jason Kenney, the Premier of Alberta, Tuesday through his Twitter account, announced the decision to have Mr Madu step back from his duties.

“In the interim period, I have asked Minister Madu to step back from his ministerial duties,” he wrote.

Mr Kenney tweeted that he conveyed his profound disappointment in Mr Madu’s decision to contact the Edmonton Police Chief after receiving a ticket for a traffic violation.

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Mr Madu has been accused of contacting the police chief, Dale McFee, to rescind the ticket after he was ticketed in March 2021.

‘’Minister Sonya Savage will act as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General during Minister Madu’s leave of absence,’’ Mr Kenney tweeted.

He added that ‘’Minister Madu told me that he did not ask to have the ticket rescinded, nor was it his intention to interfere in the case, and that he promptly paid the ticket.’’

‘’I understand that Chief McFee has confirmed that at no time did the Minister seek to have the ticket rescinded. Nevertheless, it’s essential the independent administration of justice is maintained.’’

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‘’That’s why I will appoint a respected independent investigator to review the relevant facts and to determine whether there was interference in the administration of justice in this case. Details about the independent review will be made public in the near future.’’

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