National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus said he will drag information minister Lai Mohammed to court if he fails to retract a N200 million fraud allegation he made against him and pay him N1.5 billion in damages for defamation.
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Mohammed had listed Secondus among PDP chiefs the federal government accused of looting public money during the reign of the opposition as the ruling party.
Ike Abonyi, Secondus’ spokesman, said in a statement that his principal’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, has written the information minister accusing him of libel and defamation of character.
The statement read in part, “If the minister fails to meet their demands after 48 hours, we shall within 72 hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our client’s right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you.