Nyako threatens to sue EFCC for libel

A former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who
is being prosecuted along with his son, Abdul-Aziz, and
others for N29bn fraud charges, has threatened to sue the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for defaming
his character while opposing his application for bail on July

Nyako, who spoke through one of his lawyers, Mohammed
Bakari, in a statement on Wednesday, said the anti-graft
agency had defamed his character by imputing that he had
a hand in the death of two of its witnesses.

Bakari said it was untrue that the witnesses died
mysteriously, describing the claim by EFCC’s prosecutor,
Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), and the deposition in the
commission’s counter-affidavit as “baseless, wicked and
unfounded allegation.”

He explained that contrary to EFCC’s insinuation, two out of
the 31 persons lined up as prosecution witnesses died in
hospitals after battling with certain known ailments.

He said, “They neither died at the same time nor slumped
and died as insinuated by the EFCC.

“While one died in a hospital in Abuja, the other died in a
hospital in Yola shortly after he returned from a
complicated medical treatment abroad.

“It is therefore unfair, unjust and uncharitable to accuse
Nyako and his son of the death of the two persons, who as
every human being has a sure date with death.

“This is totally unethical and Admiral Nyako has already
decided to sue both the EFCC and their lawyer for
defamation of character.”

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Posted By Bobricky On 06:24 Wed, 15 Jul 2015

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