Dogara gives Jibrin 7-day ultimatum to retract libelous allegations *Or face legal action

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Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representatives

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representatives

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has given a seven-day ultimatum to Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin to tender an unreserved apology to him and retract all allegations made against him or face legal action.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Speaker, Mr. Turaki Hassan, stated that the demand was contained in a letter written and addressed to Jibrin by counsel to Dogara, Professor Joash Ojo Amupitan (SAN) & Co. The letter was signed by Amupitan, who is the Principal Partner of the firm.

The letter, entitled: “Request for a retraction and apology of a libelous press statement issued by you on Monday 25th July, 2016,” noted that the claims of the former Appropriations chairman, who was removed for padding the budget and other actions, that the speaker was corrupt and abused his office was aimed at tarnishing his image at home and abroad and was a clear case of libel.

The letter reads in part: “We act as solicitors to Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of House of Representatives of Three Arm Zone National Assembly Complex, Abuja herein after referred to as “our client” and on whose instructions we write this letter to you.

“The attention of our client has been drawn to a libelous press statement you issued on Monday 25th July 2016 which was made available to members of the press (print and electronic media) titled: “The Corrupt Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and his 3-Man Cabal.”

“In the said publication, you published words to the following effect concerning our client and three other principal members of the House of Representatives. Honourable colleagues and fellow Nigerians, I wish to make further revelations.

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Source:: PM Newspaper