JUST IN: Diezani hits back, slams N100bn defamation against EFCC, AGF

Former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke is demanding her pound of flesh from the Attorney General of the Federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for what she terms libel.

She is suing the two organs of government and is demanding N100bn to be paid to her in damages.

This new development in the legal battle between the federal government and the former minister is contained in a writ of summons filed on her behalf at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by her team of lawyers led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and made available to The Frontier last night.

The writ of summons with Suit no. C4/6273/23, is directing the “Defendants jointly and severally to pay to the Claimant the sum of N100,000,000,000.00 (100 billion naira) only as damages for the false, injurious, malicious and libelous publications against the Claimant in the 1st Defendant’s publishing platform, and at the instance of both the 1st and the 2nd Defendants”.

In the writ of summons dated May 26, 2023, the former minister is also demanding that the EFCC and AGF apologise to her in three national dailies over what she described as “the false, injurious, malicious and libelous publications” against her since she left Nigeria in 2015.

Both EFCC and the AGF were given 14 days from the service of the summons to enter their defence.



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