By Bukola Olasanmi
National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has threatened legal action if information minister Lai Mohammed fails to retract a N200 million fraud allegation he made against him and pay him N1.5 billion in damages for defamation.
On Friday, Mohammed listed Secondus among PDP chiefs he alleged looted public money during the PDP administration.
Ike Abonyi, a spokesman for Secondus said the PDP boss’s lawyer Emeka Etiaba wrote the information minister accusing him of liber and defamation of character.
The letter had reference number EESE&C/1/31/03/18 and argued that Mohammed’s statement was damaging, insisting SEcondus has been “humiliated, castigated and vilified by many as a result of the falsehood published by the minister.”
“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,” the letter read.