NIGERIA: Ex-Governor, Murtala Nyako Threatens To Sue EFCC
Former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako has threatened to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleging that he has a hand in the deaths of two witnesses set to testify against him.
Nyako stated further that the EFCC had defamed his character by saying that the witnesses, Ma’aji Mohammed Iro and Abdulmalik Dalhatu, died mysteriously.
The EFCC had also claimed that the deaths had struck fear in other prospective witnesses in the case against the governor.
Nyako, speaking through his lawyer, Mohammed Bakari, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, however denied the agency’s claims.
“They neither died at the same time nor slumped and died as insinuated by the EFCC. While one died in a hospital in Abuja, the other died in a hospital in Yola shortly after he returned from a complicated medical treatment abroad,” Bakari said.
“It is therefore unfair, unjust and uncharitable to accuse Nyako and his son of the death of the two persons, who as every human being has a sure date with death. This is totally unethical and Admiral Nyako has already decided to sue both the EFCC and their lawyer for defamation of character,” he added.
The EFCC has accused Nyako and his son, Abdulaziz of committing fraud to the tune of N29 billion.