Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has threatened to slam a N10 billion story against Omoyele Sowore and his online medium, Sahara Reporters, over a report of him allegedly illegally raising funds to build a police training school in Nasarawa State.
Adamu made his position known in a pre-action letter entitled: ‘Re: Defamatory publication against Mr Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni (current Inspector-General of Police): Demand for retraction and unequivocal apology’, dated 6 August and addressed to the United States of America address of Sahara Reporters and Sowore.
The letter was written on behalf of the IGP by his lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN).
The online medium had in a report published on 3 August said the IGP is sourcing funds through questionable means to establish a training school for the police force in his home state of Nasarawa.
According to Izinyon, Adamu has given SaharaReporters and Sowore only seven days to tender “a written and unequivocal retraction with an apology carried with the same prominence on their platform and three national dailies”, or he will no other option than to institute legal proceedings against them.
The lawyer also said his client will not hestitate to file a criminal complaint against them with relevant government agencies.
“Our client hastened to inform you that these defamatory words in your said publications are farrago of lies, concoctions all calculated by you to bring our client to the lowest contempt as they are a product of you and your online publication to achieve your premeditated blackmail, dubious and diabolical ends.
“We would not waste our energy here but reserve it for the appropriate time,” the letter read.