Femi Falana speaks on collecting N28m from Magu

Lagos based Lawyer and activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has denied reports alleging that he collected the sum of 28 million naira from the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

A report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, from the Presidential Investigation Committee on the EFCC Federal Government Recovered Assets and Finances from May 2015, to May 2020, had claimed that a certain N28 million payment was traced to one Falana.

According to the report, it said “The link to Magu was also established by the payment of N28 million to Falana who is a close associate and ally of the Acting Chairman”.

Reacting in a statement signed by his lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), Falana demanded a complete retraction of the claim, adding that he never asked or collected a dime from Magu.

Part of the statement reads, “In the circumstance, my immediate instruction is to demand that you acknowledge your wrongdoing, expressly admit that what you imputed against my client was false, and apologize for your unprofessionalism and the damage you have caused to him”.

“I do hope that you will, within the next 48 hours, comply with this gentlemanly request by publication on the front page of your newspaper. Failing compliance, my instruction is to issue a Writ in the tort of defamation in other to afford you an opportunity to prove what you imputed against my client’s character.”

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