The Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babacir Lawal has been trying to downplay the seriousness of corruption cases leveled against and also distanced himself from the allegation of scam involving one Amina Mohammed arrested in Abuja. Lawal said on this Thursday in Yola that he had briefed his lawyers on the development for legal action against her.
As seen in the statement revealed by his lawyer, Babacir On Maryatu, “My attention was drawn to a confessional statement made by one Amina Mohammed who was paraded together with several other persons recently by DSS operatives in connection with some alleged criminal offenses.
“In the said confessional statement which has since gone viral in the mass and social media platforms,the said suspect in a desperate effort to shield herself from the consequences of her actions mentioned my name and that of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari as co-conspirators in the alleged crimes.
“I wish to state very clearly and unequivocally here that I do not know and have never had any dealings whatsoever with the said Amina Mohammed or any of her partners in crime. “I also do not know one Maryatu said to be a sister to Mrs Buhari or anyone called Chicason whom she also mentioned.
“I have never been interested in property business and have no dealings with sale of Federal Government properties anywhere in Nigeria,” he said Lawan said that the publications on the allegation by Amina has caused him and members of his family embarrassment as intended by Amina and her sponsors.
Customs agents threaten legal action over container deposit fee He said that he had instructed his lawyers to institute legal action against Amina and anyone involved if the offending statement is not publicly retracted with apology.
“In the meantime, I urge the general public to be rest assured that the said statement is malicious and false and to discountenance same,” Lawal said. (NAN) Osinbajo laments dearth of advocacy lawyers in Nigeria The wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari yesterday denied having anything to do with two suspects over fraud allegations with the Department of State Service, saying that she has nothing whatsoever to do with them.
“She wishes to state categorically that Mariyatu is NOT her SISTER and the so called Amina Mohammed is not and was NEVER her ASSOCIATE and is therefore not in a position to transact any business in her name or that of her office. “She wishes to further state that she does not run businesses in her office, therefore whoever does business with anyone in her name will be doing so at his/her own risk.