Magu threatens to sue SUN Newspaper over alleged libelous publication

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A man reads the Sun Daily newspapers with the headlines announcing the victory of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in Lagos, on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on April 1 praised the "statesmanship" of the country's outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat in a vote that saw an incumbent lose for the time in the nation's history. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is threatening to sue The Sun Newspaper for publishing that he owns two
choice properties in Abuja.

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Magu in a letter by his counsel, Wahab Shittu, to the paper, is seeking a N5 billion compensation from the publishers of The SUN newspaper, for “libelous imputations and statements” made against him in a story published on the March 25, 2017 edition of the Saturday Sun , captioned “Magu Under Fresh Probe over 2 Abuja Mansions”.

In the letter dated March 30, 2017, the EFCC boss noted that the authors of the story “willfully and maliciously made false, destructive, and defamatory statements” against him.

The paper had alleged that Magu owned “two mansions on different streets in highbrow Maitama area of Abuja”.

Denying the report in the letter, Magu reiterated that “neither himself nor his wife own any property in Maitama”.

He demanded for N5 billion compensation, as well as public apology or retraction from the publishers within seven days.

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