"You Must Pay Me N25bn": Emefiele Threatens Akpabio, Gives Reason

"You Must Pay Me N25bn": Emefiele Threatens Akpabio, Gives Reason

  • The former CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, has threatened the Senate president, Godswill Akpabio, over alleged defamation
  • Through his lawyer, Emefiele asked the Senate president to apologise publicly or face N25 billion defamation suit
  • Akpabio had on Sunday said President Bola Tinubu inherited an economy damaged by Emefiele when he was the CBN governor

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FCT, Abuja - Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has threatened to sue Godswill Akpabio, the Senate president, over alleged defamation.

Recall that on Sunday, February 18, the Senate president at a thanksgiving service for Senator Barinada Mpigi at Koroma in Tai local government area of Rivers state stated that the administration of President Bola Tinubu did not know the crime to charge Emefiele with.

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Emefiele threatens Akpabio with lawsuit Photo Credit: Godwin Emefiele, Godswill Akpabio, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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According to Akpabio, Emefiele ruined Nigeria's economy as CBN governor, which Tinubu inherited.

Why Emefiele threatened Akpabio

In a letter issued by his lawyer, Mathew Burkaa (SAN), and addressed to the Senate president, the former CBN governor demanded an apology from Akpabio.

Emefiele insisted that the apology must be written and published in the media, or Akpabio should be prepared to face a N25 billion lawsuit

According to the solicitor, Akpabio's comment implied that Emefiele was a serial offender whose action caused the ongoing hardship Nigerians are currently experiencing.

The lawyer claimed that, whether translated literally, ordinarily, or figuratively, the statement conveyed the same meaning and adversely affected the image of his client, Emefiele.

The statement partly reads:

“The cause of the entire hardship in Nigeria today is as a result of the policies of the previous administration.

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“A serial offender whose action is responsible for all the hardship experienced by Nigerians today."

Emefiele then posited that the comment by Akpabio undermined the integrity and independence of the court and that it was detrimental to his trial at the court.

Akpabio says Emefiele ruined economy for Tinubu

Legit.ng earlier reported that Akpabio claimed disclosed that Tinubu's administration is confused about what to charge former CBN governor Godwin Emefiele with.

According to Akpabio, the Tinubu administration inherited an economic mess due to Emefiele's policies.

The Senate president disclosed that Emefiele could be charged with economic sabotage, firearm possession, and printing new notes without income.

Source: Legit.ng

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