Alleged Libelous Publication: Lawan Gives 7-Day Ultimatum To Sahara Reporters To Tender Apology

Senate President Ahmad Lawan

BEVERLY HILLS, November 21, (THEWILL) – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Sen. Mohammed Musa have given an online publication- Sahara Reporters, a seven-day ultimatum to retract an alleged libellous publication.

Counsel to Lawan, Ahmed Raji said the offensive report by Sahara Reporters on Nov. 18 captioned; “How INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Allegedly Paid N3 billion to Secure Reappointment”, was not only false but misleading

Raji said that Sahara Reporters alleged that a group led by Lawan collected N2 billion from the INEC Chairman and another N1 billion through another group. The payment of the money was allegedly aided by Sen. Musa, the publication added.

The letter reads in part: ”Our clients deny in its entirety the contents of the above publication and innuendoes therein. Our clients further state that every allegation against them in the said publication is utterly false and defamatory to their persons and character.”

He said that in view of the above declarations, his clients have demanded that Sahara Reporters retract the publication and tender an apology within seven days of receiving the letter.

He further said the media outfit was also to enter into negotiation for damages.