In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, July, 2020

Did Femi Falana Actually Obtain N28m From Magu? This Is What He Has To Say

Did Femi Falana Really Receive N28m From Magu? This Is What He Has To Say

Femi Falana

Femi Falana

Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Nigerian human rights lawyer, has denied receiving N28m from the suspended Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Mr Ibrahim Magu, who’s being investigated for corruption allegations by a particular presidential panel, The PUNCH experiences.

Falana, in a pre-action letter signed by his lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), demanded a retraction of the declare by a newspaper which revealed the web story.

The newspaper’s story was primarily based on a  report revealed by the Federal Authorities-owned Information Company of Nigeria, which claimed to have obtained the ultimate report of a previous presidential panel allegedly indicting Magu for being unable to account for the curiosity generated from N550bn money recovered from 2015 to 2020.

In accordance with NAN, the mentioned presidential panel’s report titled, ‘Closing Report of the Presidential Investigation Committee on the EFCC Federal Authorities Recovered Property and Funds from Might 2015 to Might 2020’ uncovered acts of corruption and cash laundering in opposition to some EFCC officers, together with Magu.

Falana’s lawyer said in his letter demanding the retraction of the NAN’s story as revealed by the Lagos-based newspaper inside 48 hours, the story was “damning in opposition to my shopper as a result of his total profession as a lawyer has been dedicated to preventing human rights abuses and corruption in excessive and low place”.

Olumide-Fusika said, “Within the circumstance, my instant instruction is to demand that you simply acknowledge your wrongdoing, expressly admit that what you imputed in opposition to my shopper was false, and apologise on your unprofessionalism and the injury you’ve got triggered to him.

“I do hope that you’ll, throughout the subsequent 48 hours, adjust to this gentlemanly request by publication on the entrance web page of your newspaper. Failing compliance, my instruction is to situation a Writ within the tort of defamation in different to afford you a chance to show what you imputed in opposition to his my shopper’s character.”

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