Tuesday , 27 October 2020

FALSE AND MALICIOUS PUBLICATIONS BY SENATOR AYO AKINYELURE AGAINST UBA PLC AND ITS CHAIRMAN,MR.TONYO.ELUMELU,CON

WewriteonbehalfofMr.TonyO.Elumelu,CON(ourClient)whoseattentionhasbeendrawntoseveral
falseonlinepublicationscreditedtoSenatorAyoAkinyelure,theChairmanoftheSenateCommitteeon
Ethics,PrivilegesandPublicPetitionsallegingtheinvolvementofUBAandindictmentofMr.Elumeluina
N41,000,000,000(FortyOneBillionNaira)fraudrelatingtoNITELinliquidation.
OurClientisshockedbythisfalse,baseless,andmischievousallegationasneitherhimnoranyofthe
organisationsassociatedwithhim haseverbeeninvolvedinorindictedforanyfraudaswasfalsely
allegedbySenatorAyoAkinyelure.
OurClientisalsoalarmedandappalledbythisdeliberatepeddlingoffalsehoodandmisinformation
againstanunblemishedpersonalandbusinessreputation,painstakinglybuiltbyourClientoverseveral
decadeswithgreatpersonalsacriöceandunquestionableintegrity.
OurClientrejectsSenatorAkinyelure’sattempttousetheplatformoftherespectedinstitutionofthe
SenateoftheFederalRepublicofNigeriatoaccomplishwhateverulteriormotiveshemayhave.
ItisimportanttoemphasisethatwhenUBAappearedbeforetheSenateCommitteeonEthics,Privileges
andPublicPetitions,attentionwasdrawntothefactthatthefactsandcircumstancesleadingtothe
disputeson the alleged önancialindebtedness was pending before the Supreme Court in SC/CV/112/2020.ItwasresolvedthatgiventhependencyofthematterattheSupremeCourt,itwas
sub-judiceandallactionsonthematterbesuspended.Itisshockingandsacrilegiousthatamatter
pendingattheApexCourtcouldbesubjectedtodebatecontrarytotheRulesoftheSenateandby
extension,theprincipleoflawthatwhenamatterissub-judice,itshouldnotbesubjectedtodebate
beforeadecisionisreachedbytheCourt.Therefore,thepublicationsascribedtoSenatorAyoAkinyelure
isintotaldisregardoftheRulesofSenateandtheRuleofLaw
OurClienthasinstructedusto,andwehavedemandedanimmediateopen,publicandunreserved
retractionofthesaidstatementscreditedtoSenatorAkinyelureandanapologyfromSenatorAkinyelure
forthisfalseallegationanddefamationofourClient.
WehaveourClient’sfurtherinstructiontotakeallappropriatelegalactionsagainstSenatorAkinyelure
andhismediaagentsifourabovestateddemandisnotmetwithinSeven(7)daysoftheirreceiptofour
demandletter.
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