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Saraki demands N20bn in suit against Gov Abdulrazak

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has instituted a civil suit against governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazq of Kwara State demanding an immediate apology and N20billion compensation over alleged malicious statement made against him.

In a letter written by the counsel to Saraki, Afe Babalola & Co, addressed to Governor Abdulrazaq, dated December 30, 2022 and made available to Radio Nigeria, Saraki’s counsel demanded a retraction of the statement within seven days on receiving the letter.

Saraki is also demanding a written apology that should be published on front pages of three widely read national daily newspapers and payment of the sum of N20 billion, as compensation for the damage caused him by the alleged statement.

The letter noted that failure to accede to Saraki’s request will constrain the legal team to proceed with the outstanding instruction to seek redress at the Court of law.

The former two-term governor of Kwara State had denied a publication in one of the national dailies of December 26 last year, titled, “AbdulRazq Knocks Ex-Govs Saraki, Ahmed over UBEC Funds”, saying that, “there is no iota of truth in the allegations.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Muzha Kucha