Ibrahim Magu Demands For N5bn Compensation from Sun Newspaper
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is seeking for a N5 billion compensation from Sun Newspaper.
The compensation is for the ‘libellous imputations and statements’ made against him in a story published in the March 25, 2017 edition of Saturday Sun.
The paper quoted unidentified sources and alleged that Magu owned two mansions on different streets in highbrow Maitama area of Abuja which Magu immediately stated was false, EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwajaren, said in a statement on Thursday.
‘This is a case which they could not substantiate, and which in fact was false, and nothing but the figments of their imaginations’ he said.
He also added that Magu wants the publishers to issue a public apology and immediate retraction of these false statements within the next seven days in addition to the demand for N5 billion compensation. He added that the apology must also be published on the front page of the newspaper.
The publication was captioned ‘Magu Under Fresh Probe over 2 Abuja Mansions’.