President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, has given Sahara Reporters a seven-day ultimatum to retract an alleged injurious and defamatory publication against her.
She gave the ultimatum in a letter to the newspaper and signed by her counsel, Nasiru Adamu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
In the letter, Mrs. Indimi also demanded a public apology from the media outfit.
Sahara Reporters had reported that Nasiru Danu, a close ally of President Buhari and some top officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, recently defrauded the Nigerian government of N51 billion.
The newspaper also said the N51 billion was meant “to improve Customs’ revenue”.
It said N2.5 billion was also transferred to a foundation owned by Mrs. Indimi for which Mr. Danu is a signatory.
However, in her reaction, the president’s daughter denied all the allegations and demanded a retraction.
She also said there was no way Mr. Danu could be a signatory in a foundation she owned.
“Our client equally unequivocally states that no any foundation owned by her was transferred or credited with such amount of money (N2.5 billion or any amount) by the said Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu or anybody from the purported President Muhammadu Buhari’s oil mafia group, and that it is equally not possible for the said Danu to be a signatory to any foundation owned by our client,” the letter said.
Indimi demanded that the story be pulled down from Sahara Reporters’ website and twitter handle.
Sahara Reporters, an online news platform, whose publisher is Omoyele Sowore, a former presidential candidate and a known critic of Mr. Buhari, could not be reached at the time of this report.Follow us on social media